Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Week Commencing 16 May 2016

17 May 2016

Attended the launch of Driving Miss Daisy at the Community Centre Ingleby Barwick. This is part of a franchise which is Rach Scott; the mission of this venture is to provide professional, safe friendly and reliable service of transporting people around ensuring independence and peace of mind for clients and their families. With values of Integrity. Empathy Professionalism, Safety as well as Fun, given the examples that I was given about enabling previously housebound people the strength and confidence to go out and be part of society I am sure it will be a great success. Good Luck Rach. For further information contact rach.scott


18 May 2016

Attended Town Hall for the monthly Citizenship Ceremony. People who attended swear an oath of allegiance to the Queen and Country. There were people from 5 different countries that swore an oath.


19 May 2016

Attended the Investiture of the newly elected Mayor of Redcar and Cleveland, as these are fairly new offices that we had not attended before we parked the car and marched into this building closely followed by the Mayor of Hartlepool. The bemused look on the reception staffs faces basically told us we were in the wrong building so off we marched in procession down the road to the correct venue. Congratulations to Councillor Barry Hunt the new Mayor of Redcar and Cleveland, I hope he has a successful year.


21 May 2016

Attended Tees Regatta at the Tees Rowing Club, River Tees water Sports Centre, North Shore Stockton. We were lucky as we attended the event on the afternoon when the rain had stopped! Watching some of the various categories of rowing it was a fantastic spectacle with their only being 3 minutes between races. The ages of the participants varied from 11yrs to 85yrs with singles to eights. It was well attended with people also using the Infinity Bridge to get a good vantage point. People and organisers were most welcoming to us. I opened the new extension which will give the club valuable added space and gave out well deserved prizes. Contact for further information.


22 May 2016

Attended The Fire Engine and Vintage Car Show, at Preston Hall and Museum. Luckily the rain held off as the centre stage shows (Monster demolition Trucks and Quad Bike stunt riders) the former showed their skills at demolishing vehicles to a pulp. There were plenty of craft ,charity and novelty stalls to keep people busy as well as the vintage Fire Engines, Cars, Motor Cycles and Bicycles on display all very impressive. There were also children’s rides and side shows but what appeared to be the biggest queue was to go up in the Simon Snorkel, rather them than me! Of course it had to happen the black clouds appeared as I was about to give out the prizes and no prizes for guessing Yes it started to rain, managed to finish before I was completely soaked, never mind still an excellent day attended on both days by crowds of appreciative people. Not forgetting the hard work put in by volunteers and staff to ensure everything went smoothly. Not forgetting the real point of the day to raise funds for the Fireman’s Benevolent Fund. An excellent day to mark in your calendar for next year.