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YEARBOOK 2018

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REGIMENT AWARDED
FREEDOM OF THE TOWN

Soldiers from 1 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps (RLC) paraded through BICESTER in July, led by the Band of the RLC, as the regiment was awarded the freedom of the Oxfordshire town. The Freedom of Entry is the town’s highest civic honour, and is a ceremonial decree that allows the regiment to march through with swords drawn, bayonets fixed, drums beating, band playing and colours flying. The parade was preceded by a service at St Edburg’s Church, which was attended by military personnel and local dignitaries.

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CENTRE OPENS 20 YEARS ON

HERNE AND BROOMFIELD Parish Council in Kent opened a new community centre in Herne in June, with an event attended by about 200 people. Residents requested a community centre in a parish appraisal back in 1997, but it took 20 years for the project to come to fruition. The new building has a range of environmentally friendly features and is fully accessible to people with disabilities. The council has appointed a community interest company (CIC) to run the centre on its behalf which has amalgamated with a local charity to generate grant funding for community events.

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BEST MARKET TOWN

EGREMONT in Cumbria was recently voted in a Royal Mail survey the best market town to live in. It was also recently judged in this year’s RHS Cumbria In Bloom competition, the second time it has entered following a long period of absence, and is hoping for a positive result in September. The council has been busy sprucing up the streets with additional floral displays. In addition the public bowling green has undergone a makeover, with new planting, benches recycled from fallen trees and new bark paths.

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PARISH CELEBRATES NEW PLAY AREA

SALFORD PRIORS Parish Council in Warwickshire celebrated the opening of a new playground at the local playing field in June. According to Cllr Tony Shale, the £75,000 project involved a few years of discussion and then 11 months of planning, tendering and installation. The eighteen pieces of new equipment are suitable for ages from toddler to teenager, and includes a double zip-wire and inclusive roundabout and trampoline. The opening event was attended by over 100 children and adults, some bringing picnics.

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PULLING OUT THE STOPS FOR SUMMER

WORKINGTON Town Council in Cumbria hosted a packed summer programme of events this year. Every Saturday it put on free live music and family fun at an open-air entertainment space in the town centre. A production of Romeo and Juliet by the Oddsocks theatre company took place in Hall Park, while The Harrington Marina hosted three family fun days and a kite festival. The event featured a huge kite display by professionals SmileFactor10, and visitors were encouraged to bring their own kites along.

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CENTRE HELPS TO BUILD LIFE SKILLS

Young people made the most of facilities on offer this summer at Carvers Clubhouse in RINGWOOD in Hampshire. The Clubhouse hosted the National Citizen Service (NCS) scheme, which is a 3–4-week summer programme for teenagers aged 15–17. Other activities included a pop-up roadshow every Friday, organised by New Forest District Council, and sports activities. The Clubhouse’s Community Café also offered youngsters games and sports equipment including table tennis and free Wi-Fi.

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GREEN FLAG AWARD WINNERS

St Andrew’s Cemetery in HEXHAM in Northumberland has been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the very best in the world. The international award is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities. The cemetery opened in 1859, and is managed by Hexham Town Council. A woodland burial section was created in 1995 and a pet cemetery in 1996.

Cllr Tom Gillanders (left), with operations manager
Steven English, town clerk Jane Kevan and
deputy mayor Cllr Bob Hull

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CENTENARY BENCH

SYSTON Town Council in Leicestershire has installed a special commemorative bench to mark the centenary. It is situated in the town’s Central Park, facing the war memorial. The council is also organising a number of other initiatives to mark the centenary.

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COCKTAIL PARTY ADDS CIVIC SPARKLE

The Mayor of SEVENOAKS, Cllr Roderick Hogarth, hosted the annual mayoral cocktail party in July in the historic setting of Knole House. Around 100 guests, including mayors and dignitaries from all over Kent and surrounding counties, were greeted by a traditional piper and a guard of honour provided by Westerham Sea Cadets.

 

 

 

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