These are the Town Mayor’s Engagements for 2020-21:
“I would like to thank the Stapleford Combined Services Club who invited me to attend the Remembrance Sunday and today’s Armistice Day events which they organised this year.
Invited to attend as the Mayor of Stapleford, I laid a Wreath on behalf of Stapleford Town Council and Stapleford.
You can find videos and photos from these and other events on the Combined Services Facebook page –
I would also like to thank Stapleford Town Council, Councillor Sue Patterson and former Councillor Ella Kearney for helping to put together videos which can also be found here” –
Councillor Richard MacRae
“Today in my capacity as the Mayor of Stapleford, I was kindly invited out by the amazing Dig-In Community Allotment to hand out the prizes to the various winners of the Pumpkin Competition they recently ran“.
“Inspired to do this after seeing former Mayor of Stapleford, Councillor Bob Brown on his bike during his term as Mayor). However, I walked up Mayfield Drive though as it was too steep to cycle up and this is my first time out on a bike for ages now!!
“Thanks to Debbie Blake for taking the pics and thanks to Karen Fry for accompanying me on the bike ride” – Councillor Richard MacRae.
Click the link below to Dig-In on Facebook where they have posted more pictures –
“I was kindly invited as the Mayor of Stapleford to attend a very special birthday celebration for Irene Dorothy Burton, who is 100 today. Most definitely a first for me and I was honoured to present a beautiful bouquet of flowers on behalf of Stapleford Town Council as well as a card. She’d received lots of cards including one from Her Majesty The Queen and lots of presents. We had spoke for a while and had a quick drink too. I am so grateful to the family for inviting me and allowing me to be part of such a wonderful day.”
“Special thanks to Chairman of the Stapleford Combined Services Club who also attended today.” – Councillor Richard MacRae
A different way to hold the annual Civic Service!
A virtual service for the Mayor of Broxtowe, Councillor Janet Patrick, took place today. Stapleford Town Mayor, Councillor Richard MacRae attended the service and also logged in for a virtual tea and cake session after the service had finished. Here’s what he had to say –
“Using Microsoft Teams, I joined an online meeting and as the #MayorOfStapleford, I was given the opportunity to speak. I thanked all those unsung heroes who are working so hard on a daily basis and of course, I also thanked the Mayor of Broxtowe who is a great lady.” – Councillor Richard MacRae
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.
“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 Beautè Salon can be found at 159a Derby Road, Stapleford.
They also have a Facebook page which is linked below –
The Town Mayor was invited to present flowers, a card and a certificate to Sharon Goffin – a Stapleford childminder of 30 years.
“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
The Town Mayor was invited to attend the final drill session of Watch Manager, Ray Burton.
“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
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.
You can watch the ceremony recorded live this morning here:- https://www.facebook.com/CombinedServicesStapleford/videos/1657979301049554/
The Helpful Bureau invited the Town Mayor along to their first ‘Movement to Music’ class after having to close due to Covid.
“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.
“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
“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