Wimborne Minster Town Mayor's Blog of 2018/19

Cllr Kelly Webb


September 2018

Wimborne in Bloom Prize Giving

I was invited along to Allenbourne School Saturday afternoon to help award the prizes of Wimborne in Bloom’s annual competitions.  They range from poetry to art and commercial to residential floral displays.  Many categories for different types of community engagement…. Continue Reading →

Out with ‘single use’ plastic!

What a brilliant day on Saturday in town – yes it would have been better without the rain of course but the fact it worked so well in that dreadful weather, just shows how successful it was! The volunteers at… Continue Reading →

Freedom of the Rifles Sherborne

I’ve never been to Sherborne Abbey before – a proper Abbey!  It’s almost as nice as our Minster ;-).  It is very grand for sure.  There was a great turn out from representatives from the community, regiment, retirees and of… Continue Reading →

Christchurch Civic Day 19th September

This week’s Civic day goes to….Christchurch Borough Council.  The Mayor of Christchurch Cllr Mrs Leslie Dedman invited fellow Chairmen to the town to see a few key sites and buildings.  It was the start of the windy weather in the… Continue Reading →

Twinning Visit with Valognes France

Another new experience for me!  Last Friday the family packed bags and headed for Cherboug via Poole for a weekend with the Twinning Associations of Wimborne Minster and Valognes. All visitors are assigned ‘hosts’ who are happy to open up… Continue Reading →

A Very Social Legion

I was invited along to the Royal British Legion’s ‘open evening’ last Thursday.  They were opening their doors to non members to show what a great social place it is and what they have to offer.  We had a little… Continue Reading →

Dorset Architectural Heritage Week

The Dorset Architectural Week event used to be managed by local government but as with so many things, it is now up to community, volunteer and charitable organisations to step in to keep some key educational and tourism attractions, facilities… Continue Reading →

Civic Day in West Dorset

District Civic Days have a different feel about them because of course they are covering a district rather than a specific town.  So there’s often a bit of travelling around to various interesting sites.  So I was intrigued with West… Continue Reading →

Duck Racing (only in Wimborne Minster)

Only in Wimborne Minster could we bring out the crowds in these spectacular numbers to watch yellow plastic ducks race down the river to the winning post (at the rear of the Rising Sun)!  It is quite some operation –… Continue Reading →

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