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Thursday, 18 June 2015 11:20

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Get well wishes

Whilst I had the chains on from visiting Bob and Doris Scrivener, I visited a fellow Councillor Margaret Brown who has recently been in hospital, and is now at home recuperating, Margaret works hard for Torrington, both at town and district level. I wish Margaret a speedy recovery.  

65th Wedding Anniversary

I was delighted to visit Bob and Doris Scrivener on the occasion of their 65th wedding Anniversary, I took a card and flowers to the Torrington Arms, where they were enjoying a meal with family.  Bob & Doris have two sons David & Paul, Paul as most will know as their friendly postman and Paul is married to Angie, a school friend of mine. Congratulations Bob & Doris, it always lovely to see you.


Great Gatsby Ball

I was delighted to attend the Mayor of Barnstaple's "Great Gatsby Ball" at the Barnstaple Hotel on Saturday 24th March.  We sat with Julie (The Mayor) and her husband David, the Lord Mayor of Exeter and her Consort, the Mayor and Mayoress of Northam, and our dear friends Dermot & Sarah McGeough the Mayor & Mayoress of Bideford and not forgetting their son Atlas.   We had a wonderful evening, great company, and our own James Morrish carried out the Auction and draw - as you can imagine he took the mickey out of several people, including me.   A fantastic amount of money was raised from the auction for the Mayor's charities so a very successful night was had by all.


North Devon Hospice - Jail Break

On Friday the 23rd of March myself and 7 other people were taken hostage at The North Devon Hospice, we were charged and told we would be released by raising £1000! As well as myself the hostages included Dermot Mcgough the Mayor of Bideford, Julie Hunt the Mayor of Barnstaple and Rob Braddick to name but a few.  Porridge was served whilst we rang and emailed family, friends and local business's to help aid our escape.  At the last count the total was well over £8000. The North Devon Hospice is one of my charity's this year, I would like to thank everyone at North Devon Hospice for the fantastic job they do, we must support this wonderful charity.  I must say well done to Rob Braddick who raised his £1000 in record time, but stayed with us all and soon reached the £2000 mark, well done everyone.



Manor Court - Bideford

I was delighted to attend Manor Court in Bideford recently, it was made even more special by the Mayor Dermot McGeough and Mayoress Sarah McGeough bringing there 6 week old son Atlas to this ancient ceremony.  This is the first time in 110 years that a Bideford Mayor has had a child born while being in office.  He is a beautiful little boy.


Boxing Club Tournament

I was delighted to attend the Police amateur Boxing club tournament on the 11th March, congratulations to all the boxers, and well done to to all at the club who worked so hard to put this evening together.


Stitch/SOHS red line

At 12 midday on Saturday 24th February, i joined members of the Save Our Hospital Services group in forming a red Line at the back of The Conservative Club, then myself, Cllr Margaret Brown, and John Wardman met with Geoffrey Cox MP to talk about many issues of our health services and local hospitals.  


Boxing Club Cheque Presentation

On Saturday 24th February I attended the Police Amateur Boxing Club to present them with a cheque from TDC for new Windows.


The 1646 Battle March in Great Torrington

On Saturday 17th February I attended the 1646 Battle of Torrington Commemorative March.  I would like to say a big thank you to all members of the Sealed Knot, Big Al, the Cavaliers and everyone involved in organising this well attended event.  This is our history and must continue.