Mayor’s Piece – November 2019
I took this picture walking up Station Road West on a beautiful Sunday morning in October. There are some lovely vistas of Stowmarket and this one of St Peter and St Marys’ Church is definitely one of them.
The autumnal feel is counter posed with the sunlight pouring through the trees in the church yard. If you have photos of Stowmarket that shows off the town please do share them with me.
I was delighted to attend the launch of Connect for Health Launch at The Mix. There is a lot of work being orchestrated by many organizations under this umbrella initiative to bring a more holistic approach to managing our health and social care which is very welcome. The aim is for health and social care services to work together much more closely and to link in with the local community. – Check out https://www.connectsuffolk.co.uk/.
The STEM Festival at Cedars Park Community Centre during half term was a huge success. It was wonderful to see the children being engrossed in scientific experiments in which I was also able to take part with their assistance. I got to take my ‘slime’ home which duly went into the fridge as instructed. Mine’s still in the fridge but I guess the children got theirs out the next day to play with – at least I hope so.
Prior to that, I had the pleasure of attending the Volunteer Day at the Red Gables. It is amazing just how many volunteer organizations there are locally. They are always looking for volunteers so do contact Martyn Burnside at Red Gables – email@example.com to get more information and help out where you can.
As Patron of this year’s Poppy Appeal, Annette and I attended the Launch at the United Reform Church. I then had the pleasure of going round some of the pubs in Stowmarket to collect donations for the Appeal with the RBL team seen here at the end in the RBL on Tavern Street. A quite unique pub crawl indeed.