Saturday, 13 May 2017

One week to go!

Now in the final week of this truly memorable year. The last three months have continued the pleasurable duties expected of the Mayor and Mayoress - representing our unique community in a kaleidoscope of settings (I'm sure to have used that metaphor before!), as little dots in a box in the Royal Hall while the youth orchestras  of the Region perform, or attending the opening of a new shop in Castlegate, competing with the bling of the Town Crier.

Saturday 26 February Lions, 100 Anniversary dinner at the Harrogate Golf Club.  This was the start of a mini-lecture series - in my mind, at least.  And we chose this occasion to share a little of the experiences (particularly in E Africa) which have been most influential in our thinking.

Number two was on Wednesday I March, the Knaresborough Chamber AGM where I described the government funded project we had conducted into the possible impact of ethical business practices on world poverty. See our web site

Then, as number three in the series, the annual Town Meeting on 6 March offered the chance of a review of the year so far. We were pleased it was well attended, and I rounded up the 'series' with a local dimension. We also gave Henshaws the chance to showcase their work.  Not only do we represent Knaresborough to others, but be find ourselves introducing places like Henshaws (for example) to the Town, as local memory needs constantly to be refreshed about the treasures we have within our walls, so to speak.

I don't think anyone other than Shan and me attended all three events, so, if there was a thread, no-one would have followed it! However, it gave us a chance to hang the whole thing together with some coherence.

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