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Richard Hobbs, Mayor of Ely

FEB mayor and crier ballI hope everyone has managed to keep warm as we enter into spring, a time of the year I always look forward to, fingers crossed for a warm spring.

Pat and I would like to say a very big thank you to all those that supported our Ball, either by attending or donating wonderful draw prizes which enabled us to raise over £2000 for our chosen charity; Pos+Ability is a local run charity and will help with the understanding of living with dementia.

As an ex-boy scout  I was very pleased to be invited to “Thinking Day”, a day when girl guides throughout the world think of others. I was very impressed with the activities organised e.g. Japanese which included learning to count, speak and trying sushi.  I remember when I was a boy scout I was introduced to Lady Baden Powell when she visited Ely Cathedral, does anyone else remember it? I think it was around 1964ish

I attended the Dementia café which is held in the cathedral centre and I was very happy to add my support to the organisers and those that care.

On Monday 5th March it was the launch of the Ely Hero awards. Congratulations to all that took part last year, but let’s make the judges’ job even more difficult than last year and get nominating May I wish those organising every success!

As from the 1st April, the City Council takes on a new service that is Tourism, City Centre management and Oliver Cromwell House.  A very big welcome to all those staff joining the City Team.

Richard Hobbs

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