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South Molton Mayor's Charity Dinner & Dance

On Friday 3rd November Keeley and I supported the Mayor of South Molton at her charity dinner and dance, this was held in their beautiful Town Hall, a lovely evening in the company of other members of the "chain gang". 

Torrington Police Amateur Boxing Clubs Tournnament

On Saturday 21st I was delighted to attend the Torrington Police Amateur Boxing Clubs tournament, held at the sports hall.  Margaret Brown came with me, and what a fantastic evening it was.  They welcomed boxers from Devonport, Falmouth, Bristol Sydenham and other towns.  I don't know a lot about boxing, but Margaret and I were very impressed with all the boxing.  First on were the 6 to 10 year olds, showing the training and routines they had been practising.  The first 4 bouts were skills bouts, and then 5 to 10 were the junior bouts, Jack Magarotto was our first junior Boxer on, and what a show he gave us, no doubt who the winner was.  Next Ned Pettifer, Nathan Board and Trai Sheppard all provided us with excellent boxing.  Dean Ayling and Dave Quinn were the senior boxers, by that time Margaret and I were getting in the swing with cheering on our boxers, and we well and truly shouted support for both Dean and Dave.  I was delighted to present awards along with some of the sponsors, it was fantastic to see the support from the local Traders in and around the area, and the many draw prizes that were given.  I would sincerely like to thank everyone at the Torrington Police Amateur Boxing club for a brilliant evening, and for the fantastic work you do every week training and coaching all the boxers. I know Margaret and I had thoroughly enjoyed the evening, but both of us had no voice left on Sunday....  


Lynton & Lynmouth Mayor's Civic Service

On the 15th October I went to the Mayor of Lynton and Lynmouths Civic Service.  It was a beautiful day, I noticed that from the church door there is a wonderful view of Lynmouth and the scenic coastline. We then returned to their Town Hall for a lovely lunch, and a catch up with friends I had made when I was Mayor previously.

Torrington in Bloom

I was delighted to attend the Torrington in Bloom Awards night at The Torrington Arms on 11th October, it's wonderful to be able to see what other people are growing in their garden. Well done to everyone who took part, and it was so good to see some youngsters taking part, these are the gardeners of the future.  More information about the winners can be found on the Torrington in Bloom page on the Website.

New Deputy Mayor

After the sad resignation of our Deputy Mayor Roger Darch, I am delighted to say that at our full council meeting Thursday 5th October, Diana Davey was elected to be Deputy Mayor, well done Di, I know we will work well as a team. 

Barnstaple Mayor's Civic Service

On Sunday 8th of October  I was delighted to attend the Grosvenor Church at Barnstaple, for The Civic Service of the Mayor of Barnstaple, it was a wonderful service led by our own Tim Gilbert, and we all watched a film, about what this church here in Torrington, has done in the past 2 years.

Big Bang Science Event at Great Torrington School

I was delighted to attend the Big Bang science event at Torrington School on Friday 6th October, what a wonderful event, and a big thank you to the school and all the exhibitors who were involved, a wonderful experience for all our youngsters. 

South West in Bloom

On Thursday 5th October Keeley and I joined other members  of Torrington in Bloom for the Awards at Torquay, we achieved Silver Gilt, and other awards, well done The Chairman Cherry Hammon and all on the committee for all their hard work.

Town Hall - Undercroft Open Day 

On Friday 29th September I attended a open day at the Undercroft at the Town Hall, over 70 people came to see the work that has been done, and add support for the future of the Town Hall.  And the following day members of the public came for a tour around,  a lot of work has been done, but there is much more to be done, but now the Undercroft can be rented for events, such as a pop up shop, that Rotary held recently, or meetings. 

Happy 21st Birthday Keeley

On the 18th of September my daughter Keeley was 21, and had a party the following weekend,  I would like to say a Big Thank you to Keeley for being my consort, and helping me through the year.



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