Mayoral Charities – presentation of cheques to local Groups

The Mayor, Cllr Richard Miller was pleased to be able to distribute a number of cheques to local organisations from the proceeds of the Mayoral Charity evening held during the past year.  Cllr Miller said “It is within the gift of each Mayor to hold events to raise funds for charities of their choice. The […]

Grant of the Freedom of the Town

1902 was the last time that a Freedom of the Town was granted in Maldon. During much of the latter 20th century this honour was removed from the Town Council to bestow, but by legislative changes this has been restored. The importance and significance of bestowing such an honour on a local person cannot be […]

Update from the Town Mayor

A few weeks ago St Mary’s played host to the Maldon Youth Orchestra who gave a concert in aid of my local charities and what an evening it was – superb playing by the youngsters and alumni alike with a twist at the end where the Mayoress and I were ‘paid’ to conduct the 007 […]

RAF Association – Chelmsford Branch

An invitation to attend the Royal Air Force Association (Chelmsford Branch) was extended by their President Sqn Ldr (Retd) Ralph Tyrell. The Mayor – a former Officer in the Volunteer Reserve and Mayoress enjoyed a convivial evening with a number of members at their Christmas buffet.  

Mayor’s Charity Talk

The third Mayor’s Charity event took place in November and was a talk on Maldon and WW1 by Stephen Nunn with Bill Geller giving his father’s recollections and Steve Williams leading the singing of a number of well known songs of the time. Bully Beef was not on the menu but Fish and chips sufficed. […]

Plume Student Council

The Plume Student Council was re-constituted last year and the Mayor was invited to become a founding member as a supporter offering guidance on how council meetings run. He was pleased to attend the District Council Chamber last month with the Students where a presentation by the District Council was given to students on a […]

Maldon Vintage Christmas Fayre

  The 3rd Maldon Vintage Christmas Fayre was a huge success with thousands of visitors flocking to the High Street to join in the festive fun and help support the fifty plus stall holders who came along to the event. There were prizes for the best dressed location, shop, stall and individuals who dressed up in […]

Initiative to support local businesses

A new initiative was launched with the help of the Mayor recently promoting the High Street. The idea was the brainchild of Darren Whitefield and is for local businesses to work in a mutual support way through advertising – further information can be found at his website TotalshopsOnline.

The 100th Anniversary of the first operational flight into Stow Maries Aerodrome

The 100th Anniversary of the first operational flight into Stow Maries was attended by the Mayor who happened to bump into Marie Lloyd of music hall fame who gave a rendition of old favourites after a tour of the site and information on forthcoming plans for development.  

The Pride of Essex Awards

The Mayor and Mayoress were invited to attend the ‘Pride of Essex Awards’ held at Anglia Ruskin University in November as guests of honour with the Lord Lieutenant of Essex courtesy of Dave Dennison DL, chairman of the awards and c-founder Susie Cornell. It was a tremendous evening with some very special people being recognised […]