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Town Mayor’s Engagements

These are the Town Mayor’s Engagements for 2020-21:

12-09-2020

Saturday 12th September saw another new independent business open in Stapleford and our Town Mayor, Councillor Richard MacRae was invited to cut the ribbon and officially ‘open’ The Beautè Salon.

Mayor of Stapleford cutting the ribbon
The Mayor of Stapleford cutting the ribbon

“As the Mayor of Stapleford, I was kindly invited to cut the ribbon to officially open the business and after been shown around the premises by staff, I also handed out price lists to those who attended the official opening. 
I wished them good luck then nipped across the road to ‘The Little Kitchen’ for a cuppa as they also opened the doors on the same day! It is great to see new businesses opening and the owners investing in high street.” – Councillor Richard MacRae

The Mayor of Stapleford with staff from The Beautè Salon
The Mayor of Stapleford with staff from The Beautè Salon

The Beautè Salon can be found at 159a Derby Road, Stapleford.

They also have a Facebook page which is linked below –
https://www.facebook.com/Thebeautesalonstapleford/

09-09-2020

The Town Mayor was invited to present flowers, a card and a certificate to Sharon Goffin – a Stapleford childminder of 30 years.

Stapleford Childminder, Sharon Goffin with the Mayor of Stapleford, Councillor Richard MacRae
Stapleford Childminder, Sharon Goffin with the Mayor of Stapleford, Councillor Richard MacRae

Sharon has been a childminder in Stapleford for 30 years and she has looked after the children of people she looked after when they were younger. The Mayor is sure you agree 30 years as a childminder is an amazing achievement and you will join him in saying thank you and giving a huge congratulations to Sharon”. – Councillor Richard MacRae

26-08-2020

The Town Mayor was invited to attend the final drill session of Watch Manager, Ray Burton.

Mayor of Broxtowe, Councillor Janet Patrick, Stapleford Firefighter Ray Burton and Mayor of Stapleford, Councillor Richard MacRae
From left to right: Mayor of Broxtowe, Councillor Janet Patrick, Stapleford Firefighter Ray Burton and Mayor of Stapleford, Councillor Richard MacRae

“More than a firefighter, Ray is a true community champion. Both his work and personal contribution to the community is to be applauded. It was an emotional event but a well deserved thank you to Ray Burton for his 37 years as a Stapleford Firefighter. We wish him a very happy retirement” – Councillor Richard MacRae

15-08-2020

This morning Stapleford Town Mayor, Councillor Richard MacRae and Councillor David Grindell, alongside Stapleford Combined Services, unveiled the VE Day Memorial Bench. The bench can be found in the Walter Parker VC Memorial square in Stapleford.

Stapleford Remembers
#StaplefordRemembers

You can watch the ceremony recorded live this morning here:- https://www.facebook.com/CombinedServicesStapleford/videos/1657979301049554/

06-08-2020

The Helpful Bureau invited the Town Mayor along to their first ‘Movement to Music’ class after having to close due to Covid.

Councillor Richard MacRae with members of the Movement to Music session
Councillor Richard MacRae with members of the Movement to Music session

“It was a great pleasure to be invited along to the Movement to Music session. 14 people took part at St Helen’s Church Hall and all followed social distancing measures. The Helpful Bureau, with the help and support of the Fire Brigade and Army have also been working hard to get meals out to the more vulnerable as well as helping with shopping and picking up prescriptions etc. It was a great opportunity to thank them for all the hard work they do in Stapleford and beyond”. – Councillor Richard MacRae

31-07-2020 & 03-08-2020

The Town Mayor was invited to attend the ‘Family Friendly Fortnight events’ at The Church at Montrose Court and St Helen’s Church where free packed lunches were distributed over two weeks to children of school age and their families.

The Church at Montrose  Court
The Church at Montrose Court – 31.07.2020

“It was an absolute pleasure to be invited as Mayor of Stapleford to my first event at the Church at Montrose Court. They are working hard with other groups and individuals to support the Stapleford Food Project and by the 7th August 2020, over 1000 meals will have been distributed between the Church at Montrose Court and St Helen’s Church.” – Councillor Richard MacRae

St Helen's Church
St Helen’s Church – 03.08.2020

“It was a great pleasure to be invited to St Helen’s Church as they distributed free packed lunches. The Vicar kindly gave us a tour of the new Annex building too! Many volunteers have been preparing the packed lunches and organising the activities and it was nice to be able to thank them, in person, for the time they have given to do this” – Councillor Richard MacRae

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