Monday, 11 April 2016
Attended Farewell dinner for the Mayor of South Tyneside, we were made to feel welcome as this was our first real engagement with all the outgoing Mayors who were due to finish their term in May.
Wednesday, 13 April 2016
Hosted Citizenship Ceremony where people of different origins pledged their allegiance to the Queen and country, it was wonderful to see such diverse nationalities wanting to become true British Citizens.
Friday, 15 April 2016
Attended Charity dinner at request of Chairman of Cumbria County Council. I made a point of speaking to all representatives who attended extolling the virtues of visiting Stockton and the surrounding area and it’s fair to say I received some very favourable comments back. I also was told in detail especially by Mayor of Carlisle of the devastation caused by flooding in his area and the lasting legacy and pain that the flood has ultimately left behind. I passed on all the best wishes on behalf of everyone in Stockton and our hopes for a future solution to remedy the failing of the flood defences.