Annual Council Official Events

Annual Council Official Events (5)

Tuesday, 24 January 2017 11:04

Mayor's chosen Charities

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My chosen two charities this year are the North Devon Hospice and the Torrington Army Cadets.

I have supported the North Devon Hospice for several years fundraising.  Two years ago I lost a good friend and workmate who received excellent care at the hospice, but sadly passed away.  I have chosen the North Devon Hospice as one of my charities in memory of this friend and for all they do in our local community.

 

During a visit I made to the Army Cadet Force a few months ago I was impressed at the range of activities the youngsters get involved in and the commitment of all of the adult helpers who freely give their time to developing the youngsters. The Cadets also do an enormous amount of work in our community throughout the year and it is for these reasons that I wanted to give my support to this organisation.

Tuesday, 01 December 2015 13:19

Mayor's Cadet

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Corporal Daniel Lobb - Mayor's Cadet

The Cadet selected to undertake the prestigious appointment of Mayor's Cadet for 2017/18 is Corporal Daniel Lobb. Daniel was selected because he is always well turned out, takes real pride in what he does and is always willing to help with all the community duties that the cadets undertake as a Detachment. He is an inspirational young person, which the younger cadets can look up to as a role model.

I am sure he will make an excellent ambassador for the Army Cadet Force and serve the Mayor and Consort to a very high standard." commented Lieutenant Matthew Sanders, The Detachment Commander of Great Torrington Army Cadet Force.

Corporal Daniel Lobb had this to say “I am delighted to have been selected to stand as this years Mayor's Cadet and represent Great Torrington Army Cadet Force. I am looking forward to accompanying the Mayor on her public engagements and look forward to the experience".

Congratulations Corporal Daniel Lobb on your appointment as the Mayor's Cadet of Great Torrington. Enjoy the experience it is well deserved.

Retiring Mayor's Cadet

On Tuesday 16th May 2017 we saw Corporal Trinity Hickford complete her 12 months as the Mayor's Cadet for Great Torrington 2016/2017.

Corporal Trinity Hickford had this to say about her time as the Mayors Cadet " I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as the Mayor's Cadet of Great Torrington. I feel I have gained a lot of self-confidence from the experience".

Lieutenant Matthew Sanders, The Detachment Commander of Great Torrington Army Cadet Force had this to say "I would like to thank Corporal Trinity Hickford for her hard work over the past twelve months as the Mayor's Cadet. She has carried out the appointment professionally at all times and has been an excellent ambassador for Great Torrington Army Cadet Force".

Corporal Trinity Hickford was presented with a certificate by the retiring Mayor Cllr Mrs Margaret Brown and given thanks for her hard work and commitment over the last 12 months.

 

During the Annual Meeting Corporal Trinity Hickford officially handed over the role of Mayor's Cadet to her successor Corporal Daniel Lobb:-

       

Sunday, 17 May 2015 11:33

Good Citizen Award

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The retiring Mayor, Mrs Margaret Brown has awarded her Good Citizen Award for 2017 to "The Crier" team (Becky, Esther and Kate) in recognition of the work they do, through their work with the Crier in support of the community of Great Torrington.

Tuesday, 07 July 2015 18:21

Mayors Civic Service

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Annual Civic Service Sunday 26th June 2016

The Mayor, Mayor’s cadet, Great Torrington Silver Band, Town Councillors, Girl Guides and other dignitaries lined up to possess to the Methodist Church.  The steady beat of the town band kept the possession in step.  The Rev. Ken Morgan welcomed us to his church which was well attended by the public and supporters.  The Mayor read a poem, Cllrs Sue Mills and Di Davey read the bible readings and Father Peter Bevan led the prayers of intercession.  Mary Chant sang a beautiful rendition of ‘Avie Maria’ by Shubert.  There was a collection in aid of the Mayor’s charities which are Torrington in Bloom and Torrington Mayfair Celebrations this year. 

Finally the congregation sang ‘Land of Hope and Glory’ and waved flags all very patriotic.  The possession left the church and marched back to Sydney House Car Park, but returned to have tea with their friends, families and supporters.  The tea was provided by the Methodist Church Ladies.

 

Tuesday, 02 December 2014 14:30

Howe Plate Award

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Howe Plate Award

This years Howe Plate Award and Certificate were given to Mr Paul Tenant in recognition of his outstanding service to the community of Great Torrington and his involvement with May Fair arrangements for the children through the Bluecoat Church of England Primary School for the past three decades.