All Saints Churchyard

All Saints churchyard is a very prominent point in Maldon and is cherished by everyone who lives in Maldon. Dominated by the graceful ancient church of All Saints, and shrouded in mature trees, the churchyard contains many interesting headstones, graves and memorials, including the Rev. Laurence Washington, formerly Rector of Purleigh, Essex and Great-great-grandfather of George Washington, the first […]

St Peter’s Churchyard

In 2005, after receiving financial assistance, work commenced on St Peters Churchyard, the only green space within the centre of the town, to transform this derelict space into a beautiful, peaceful haven to be used by residents and visitors to the town. During the renovations an usual tomb, surrounded by railings, was discovered and restored with […]

Merchant Navy Day

Merchant Navy Day Since 2000, this annual event has been a special remembrance of the brave men and women who kept our “Island Nation” afloat during both World Wars. Here in Maldon, a special service of commemoration was held on the Quay, on Sunday 3rd September.   For more information, please contact the Town Council (01621 […]

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 […]