Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Big plans, bright future

Week Commencing 12 September

12 September 2016

Attended Charity Afternoon Tea at Durham Castle at the invitation of the Mayor of Durham, met with other dignitaries and was given some interesting history about the part of the castle we were in.


14 September 2016


Hosted the monthly Citizenship Ceremony, with 22 people from all part of the world choosing to become British Citizens in this ceremony. Each gave their allegiance to the Queen and Country.


Chaired the meeting of Full Council, in the Town Hall, at the end I announced that the Mayors attendant Kevin Bowdrey was leaving on 17 October, he was given a warm standing ovation in recognition of his dedicated 22 years’ service. I wish him and his family all the best for the future. It’s true to say that he is a true gentleman.


15 September 2016

Attended St Marks Primary School, Elm Tree. I went around the class rooms and spoke to the children about my role as their Mayor and some of my specific duties carried out. I was asked everything from Was I rich? Where do I go? How old I was?? Was I the Prime Minister? I then was treated to some lovely singing by the children in the main hall.


16 September 2016


Attended ADORE Properties Branch in Hartburn Village, this is the first of this franchise in the area and have actually opened up in premises that have been empty for well over a year. I opened the store and wished them all the luck in their future venture and the success they deserve.


Attended AUTISM GOT TALENT staged in the ARC working in conjunction on this production were Daisy Chain and Anna Kennedy OBE, Autism’s Got Talent Road Show, this show cased the talents of children and young adults in various acts such as dancing, singing, poetry, magician, musicians with a  finale. To be honest I didn’t know what to expect but I was blown away by all the acts, everyone was really good and showed that they all had true talent. I have to mention a particular young lady, Jasmine, who sang over and above her 11 years, I personally could see her on The Voice for Children she was that good. But this in no way detracts from a great night me and the Mayoress had, we thanked Daisy Chain and Anna for putting on a great show.

This show is actually shown in London where they have been on Breakfast Television three times and had a special show slot given over to them, the children and young adults come from all over the country , showing their dedication to their arts.

If anyone know of any youngsters who they think are talented enough to try out for AUTISMs GOT TALENT  please contact Lisa on [email protected] Entries are accepted up until December 31st


18 September 2016

Attended Mayor of Spennymoor Town Council Civic service in St Andrews church, Spennymoor. Unfortunately as we went into the church I started to suffer from a migraine, there was not much I could do about it but smile and bear it. It was a lovely service dedicated to the mayor Derek Taylor with a small reception later, got home and went straight to bed.