Cllr Anthea Ambrose - Town Mayor 2010/2011
Congratulations to the Town Mayor, Miss Anthea Ambrose, for raising a total of £1,785.29 for her chosen charity, Shelter
I am delighted to have been elected Town Mayor for 2010/2011 and to have been given the opportunity to represent the Town Council and to support Shelter, my chosen charity, throughout the forthcoming year. I am very much looking forward to representing the Town Council and to meeting as many local people and community groups as possible.
I do hope you will be able to join me at my organised programme of events (please visit the What's On Page for further information), and other events throughout the year, in particular our Summer Fete on 24th July 2010.
If you would like to contact me to either visit your group, judge a competition, award prizes, draw a raffle, etc, please contact the Town Council's offices and officers will be pleased to help you.
Thank you in anticipation of your support throughout the year.
The Town Mayor with her consert, her sister, Maggie
Miss Anthea Ambrose with the Deputy Town Mayor, Mr Paul Pearce
The Town Mayor and her family at the Annual Meeting of the Council
Miss Ambrose with the outgoing Town Mayor, Mr David Widdowson
Town Mayor's Charity - Shelter
History of Shelter Shelter was founded in England in 1966 by the Reverend Bruce Kenrick, who was horrified by the state of the tenements round his Notting Hill parish. The setting up of the organisation in Scotland followed in 1968. Kenrick had formed the Notting Hill Housing Trust three years earlier to provide decent, affordable houses to rent in the area. As slums proliferated in the inner cities, homeless families were forced into overcrowded hostels, and notorious landlords like Peter Rachman made the headlines, Kenrick saw the need for a national campaigning body to complement the work of charities providing housing. Shelter was born.
Shelter believes that everybody needs a home in a place they can thrive. Its work won’t stop until there is a home for everyone. There are two main aims for Shelter’s work from 2009 - 2012:
- Make sure that people in housing need can access and keep a home.
- Drive up the supply of affordable homes in places where people can thrive.
Town Mayor's Diary 2010/2011
29th April, Spring Disco and Caribbean Buffet, 8pm, Braunstone Civic Centre, to raise funds for her chosen charity. Tickets £7 from Braunstone Civic Centre
2nd April, “Sleep Rough" at Braunstone Civic Centre – The Town Mayor, friends and family spent a night sleeping rough to highlight the plight of homeless people
18th March Quiz Night & Buffet, 7.30pm, Braunstone Civic Centre
25th February Quiz & Games Night, 7.30pm, Braunstone Civic Centre
8th January Pantomime “Dick Wittington" 2pm, Braunstone Civic Centre
18th December Santa's Grotto/Children's Disco, Thorpe Astley Community Centre
12th December Town Mayor's Christmas Carol Service, St Crispin's Church
3rd December Royal Air Force Association Christmas meal, Braunstone Civic Centre
14th November Remembrance Service, St Peter's Church
31st October (2.30pm) Blaby District Council Civic Service
29th October (7.30pm) Diwali Celebration at Braunstone Civic Centre24th
22nd October (7.30pm) Ratby Co-operative Senior Band “Brassamatazz" concert at Braunstone Civic Centre
21st October ABF Band Concert, De Montfort Hall
2nd October (2pm) Official opening of the new Thorpe Astley Community Centre
24th September 2010 (7.30pm) Fundraising Evening in aid of the Maryann Makepeace Trust Fund – Tickets available from Civic Centre (0116 2890045)
19th September 2010 (10.30pm) Battle of Britain Parade and Service, St James the Greater, London Road
17th September 2010 (7.30pm) “Celebrations" Flower Demonstration at Braunstone Civic Centre
15th September 2010 (6pm) Battle of Britain Day – Guest of RAFA unveiling Roll of Honour at Braunstone Civic Centre
Report on Town Mayor's Events
TOWN MAYOR'S AWARDS NIGHT
The Town Mayor hosted an Awards Evening on Friday 15th April at Braunstone Civic Centre. The Mayor was pleased to present cheques to local groups from fundraising events held in the Town Council's Programme of Events. Miss Ambrose also presented Awards of Merit to local residents for their voluntary and community work within Braunstone Town. The following recipients were Awarded with a Certificate:
Donald Wills – in recognition of his service to Neighbourhood Watch in Braunstone Town for over fifteen years.
David Smith – in recognition of his contribution to the “Thorpe Astley Community Association" and developing community spirit in Thorpe Astley
John Simpson – in recognition of his work with young people as Head Teacher for Millfield Primary School
Kes Wycherley – in recognition of his contribution to the “Your Thorpe Astley “ group and developing community spirit in Thorpe Astley
Highway Spinney Group - in recognition of their work to protect and raise awareness of the wildlife and value of Highway Spinney
Programme of Events Sponsored Groups
Recipients of the Award of Merit
Town Mayor attends the Panto
The Town Mayor attended the annual Pantomime at Braunstone Civic Centre on Saturday 8th January 2011. Over 180 residents attended the show and net profits from the event will be donated to her chosen charity - Shelter.
Town Mayor Declares Thorpe Astley Community Centre Open
Hundreds of people attended the Official Opening of the new Thorpe Astley Communty Centre on Saturday 2nd October 2010.
Braunstone Town Mayor - Miss Anthea Ambrose said:
'This wonderful new Centre will provide a place where people can come together, take up new interests and meet new friends – it will provide a focus for both young and old alike. Hopefully working together we can build a even greater sense of belonging and community pride. This in turn will help us to achieve a safer and a more inclusive community. I can assure everyone that Braunstone Town Council will continue to work with local people towards these ends'
Battle of Britain Day - 2010
On 15th September 2010 the Town Mayor - Miss Anthea Ambrose attended a ceremony at Braunstone Civic Centre to mark the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain and honour the memory of local service personel who lost their lives in the second world war.
The Royal Air Force Flag was raised at the Civic Centre by Members of RAFA at 10.30am. Later at 6pm a Roll of Honour was unveiled in the Civic Centre. A short service was then held and the flag lowered. The Town Mayor then hosted a reception in the Council Chamber.
70th Anniversary of Battle of Britain Day