Wimborne Minster Town Mayor's Blog of 2018/19

Cllr Kelly Webb


April 2019

St George’s Day

  ‘Tis tradition in Wimborne Minster to see the Town Mayor, Town Crier and the Militia (plus Freeman Anthony Oliver), out and about in town – with perhaps a dragon, to celebrate St George’s day by selling roses for charity…. Continue Reading →

Ferndown Civic Day

The Town Mayor of Ferndown Cllr Mrs Jean Read had her Civic Day towards the end of the Mayoral year, so the Chain gang are pretty much familiar with each other by now, making the whole thing a lot of… Continue Reading →

A Record Day!

Saturday 13th April is Independent Record Store day and since we have one of the very few in the country – and a very popular one at that – it was a busy day in town! Not only was there… Continue Reading →

Bowls Fun!

It is tradition that the Town Mayor bowls the first wood when the Bowling club opens for the season!  Saturday 13th April was set for the grand opening.  Well it was a first for me!  Never bowled before (without bumpers… Continue Reading →

An unexpected Funeral

Nearing the end of what has been a very special year as Mayor of Wimborne Minster, my brothers and I very suddenly and without warning, lost our Mum on 14th March. Having made so many friends through the year, I… Continue Reading →

Commonwealth Day

Commonwealth Day – 11th March, it is traditional for the Town Mayor to raise the Commonwealth flag at the Royal British Legion in West Borough.  A speech is put online from the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association to be read out across… Continue Reading →

Fair Trade Week

Fairtrade fortnight kicks off in March and the lovely committee volunteers put on a bit of ‘do’ at the Minster to raise the profile of the fact that we are a Fairtrade town and to give people information on what… Continue Reading →

The Annual Pancake Race!

Luckily I wasn’t asked to actually run, so I was happy to go along to what is always a well attended community event at the Minster.  On Shrove Tuesday each year, the town comes to life as so many people… Continue Reading →

East Dorset District Council Civic Service

The very final Civic Service of East Dorset District Council took place on 4th March at the Minster (of course – best Church in East Dorset)! We processed from Church House with the 3 Mayors of East Dorset (Ferndown, Verwood… Continue Reading →

Corfe Mullen Annual Reception

Parish Council Chairman Cllr Paul Harrison invited the Chain Gang to visit Corfe Mullen on Friday 1st March.  There was a bit of a tour of the area that took in Julia’s House and local recreation areas before an evening… Continue Reading →

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