Climate Change event at the Plume Academy

Terry and I attended a public meeting at the Plume Academy, `Climate Change – the Last Straw’, which was hosted by head teacher Carl Wakefield and chaired by John Whittingdale MP. There were presentations from Hattie Phillips; Gareth Redmond-King from the World Wildlife Fund; Darren Tansley from Essex Wildlife Trust; and Professor Sam Fankhauser from […]

More judging and a Cream Tea

Judging the Maldon in Bloom entries is always an exciting and rewarding thing to do and no more so than when visiting schools and pre-schools where, of course, the town’s future gardeners are developing their skills and discovering their enthusiasm for growing flowers and vegetables. So, along with Sue Thomson, Treasurer of Maldon in Bloom, […]

A busy few days in June

Julie Taylor invited us to lunch at the St Peter’s Hospital Café on 6th June.  It was absolutely packed with lunchtime diners who were entertained by the singer Wendy Martin who has an extensive catalogue of classic songs and a beautiful voice with which to do them justice. The following day I went to St […]

Voluntary Youth Organisations presentation evening

On the evening of 5th June I went to the Chapter House of Chelmsford Cathedral to see presentations by young people who are all in various groups which are part of Voluntary Youth Organisations in Essex. Their presentations were heart-warming and amusing and, if they are our future, suggest we will be in safe hands. […]

A visit to Brightlingsea

Sunday 2nd June saw Terry and I in Brightlingsea to attend the Blessing and Reclaiming of the Waters. This is a colourful and well-choreographed annual event which includes a procession through the town, a service by the water and then a small flotilla of decorated boats taking to the river. Amid much noise from crews […]

Congratulations to St Peter’s Hospital Cafe

I visited St Peter’s Hospital Café to congratulate Julie Taylor for winning one of the top awards at Essex County Council’s 2019 `Who will Care?’ evening. I should add that as well as serving terrific lunches the wonderful Julie runs a much-needed service which supplies essential provisions, donated by members of the public, to those […]

Tea and Art

On Friday 24th May I visited Suzie’s Gift and Tea Shop to congratulate Suzie Pugh and her team on winning one of the top awards at Essex County Council’s 2019 `Who will Care?’ event. As always a lovely atmosphere and a great cup of tea! That evening I attended, with my husband and now my […]

Maldon Town Mayor 2019/20 Councillor Flo Shaughnessy

On Monday 13th May I had the honour of being elected Town Mayor of Maldon by my fellow councillors at Maldon Town Council. Now, as well as all our regular Council meetings, I look forward to attending many interesting and entertaining events and to representing Maldon on civic occasions in other towns in Essex.   […]

Vintage Christmas Fayre

On 28th November the Town Mayor was busy judging Maldon’s High Street shops ready for the Vintage Christmas Fayre on the following day.  This year the theme was the 1950s and Maldon Drama Group took to the streets wearing yellow blazers as characters from Hi De Hi.