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Town Mayor Maureen JerramMayor's Musings
August 2017

Town Mayors tend to get invited to all sorts of events - and this year is no exception. For instance, over the last few weeks Iíve attended the Higham Ferrers Mayor's hog roast and Civic Service, and the Pride of Latimer School awards. Quite a mix!

I've also been able to sort out a number of issues that local residents residents have drawn to my attention. It's always nice to be able to help!

An enormous amount of my time earlier in the summer was taken up with the Duck Race and Fete. There was a wonderful community spirit and a record-breaking number of people at this yearís event - which always makes the effort worthwhile. As well as being a highly enjoyable event, it looks as though we've raised more money than ever this year - which will be split between Burton Latimer Scouts and maintaining the Pocket Park. In fact, the event wouldnít be possible without the very large input from John Lowery and the local scouts - so they deserve a big 'thank you'. I'd also like to thank my fellow councillors for their help in making the event so successful again.

I am now busy planning future events, and have so far pencilled in a 'bikefest' in August, followed by a Business Forum in September - where I would like to explore the possibility of starting a new and vibrant Chamber of Trade for Burton Latimer. The Party in the Park is scheduled for 9th September, and I will also be organising my Civic Service in due course.

Looking further ahead, the list of events I've got in mind includes an antiques evening, a concert, a fashion show and a charity dinner - so if these all come to fruition it promises to be a busy year! One of the aims of these events, of course, is to raise money for local good causes - but I'm really keen for everyone to have a good time too. I am still firming up my list of chosen charities - but Iíve made no secret of the fact that I would like any money to benefit Burton Latimer!

Maureen Jerram
Burton Latimer Town Mayor
August 2017



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