Friday 4th August was a busy day for the Town Mayor. She attended St Mary’s Church Flower Festival where the theme for all the displays was `Hymns’. The arrangements were the work of lots of different people and community groups, with those of different ages and skills taking part. All the flower arrangements looked stunning and the Town Mayor congratulates everyone who took part in making the church come alive with flowers.
On the evening of the same day the Town Mayor and Mayoress attended a reception for the retiring Lord Lieutenant of Essex, The Lord Petre, at Chelmsford Cathedral. Lord Petre was presented with a portrait to mark his retirement. The new Lord Lieutenant of Essex is Mrs Jennifer Tolhurst.