Following the Jubilee things have quietened down a little, allowing me time to breathe!
In the middle of June, a couple of engagements stand out:
- We spent a wonderful evening at the Memorial Hall for the John James Newman concert in support of Common Ground, dedicated to supporting arts for young people. Excellent support was added by our own Fabulous Four Ply and the Crescendi Pop Choir.
- A couple of days later found me at The Arnewood School at an early hour. This was for the launch of StreetSense, the Hampshire County Council campaign for road safety for young people.
On the 5th July we attended the AGM of the New Forest Disability Information Service where our Deputy Mayor, Cllr Valya Schooling, spoke about her own experience of being Mayor last year. NFDIS is one of our town’s most important resources and they provide assistance to thousands of local residents.
On the 12th July, we attended the Speech Day at Ballard School. During the event some of the students sang and played music – what very talented students they are.
Finally, on the 15th July, we were delighted to be invited by the Mayor of Ringwood to watch the Pedal car GP with him and his wife. I can only describe the racing as “controlled mayhem”! A most enjoyable afternoon and I look forward to the return of the GP to New Milton in 2013.