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Mayor Making Update

MALDON has re-elected its fifth ever female mayor. Cllr Jeanette Stilts was elected as Maldon mayor at the Town Council’s Annual Meeting on Monday 14th May 2018. She will be supported by her Consort, Cllr Peter Stilts and Deputy Town Mayor Flo Shaughnessy, and her Deputy Consort, Terry.

 

The Mayor will be supporting Prostrate Cancer UK and as many local charities as she can during 2018-19.

 

 

 


GOLD for Maldon

The Maldon in Bloom team are celebrating after retaining their Anglia in Bloom gold award for a third year running. The volunteers were presented with this award at the Anglia in Bloom Presentation ceremony in Gorleston-on-Sea. 

In 2015 the town celebrated its first gold since 2006 and everyone involved in the campaign this year is exceptionally proud to retain the gold standard.

In July the Anglia in Bloom Judges visited Maldon and were taken on a tour of various open spaces, floral displays, community gardens, children’s planting areas and allotments. They were so impressed with the Maldon and Dengie Stroke Support and Carers Group raised bed in St Peters’ Churchyard that they nominated it as one of the best gardens for Special Needs in the region.  

Bob Ollier, chairman of Anglia in Bloom, said: “This year standards have continued on from last year with excellent awards achieved, the outstanding community work, many resourceful projects and superb floriferous displays have all added to fantastic community entries.”

 

The Maldon in Bloom team would like to thank Maldon Town Council and Skippers Ground Maintenance for their support throughout this campaign.

Pictured L to R; Barbara Pembleton, Flo Shaughnessy and Dorreen Linton.

Click here for more information about the group.

 


Allotment plots available

We currently have several plots available for rent at our Maldon Hall site, located off St Giles Crescent.

The plots all vary in size and are currently charged at 42p per sqm with a 30% reduction for tenants aged 60+.

Allotments provide good value for money and can be a great way to relax and unwind. Having your own allotment is a year-round commitment; the daily watering, weeding and general maintenance during the growing season is time-consuming, and must be considered before becoming a tenant. 

Please note that these plots can only be offered to residents of Maldon town.

If you interested to know more about the allotments please contact  01621 857373 or email environment@maldontowncouncil.gov.uk


 

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Annual Town Meeting

The Annual Town Meeting will take place on Monday 23rd  April 2018, at Maldon Town Hall, Market Hill.
Doors open at 6.45pm – for you to visit displays in the hall from local organisations, and enjoy light refreshments.

The meeting starts at 7.30pm, at which the Mayor’s Award for Services to the Community will be presented and a brief presentation
given about Policing in Maldon.
Click here for more details.


 

Maldon Pancake Race

The Maldon Pancake Race took place in the High Street on Shrove Tuesday 2017. Competitors complete with frying pans and pancakes, flipped their way around two laps of All Saints Church.

Well done to everyone that took part and to all of the spectators who helped to create a great atmosphere!

Celebrating Maldon’s Heritage

 

92 venues were open across Essex in a celebration of the county’s history, as the National Trust’s Heritage Open Days returned for their 20th year.

Here in Maldon, 19 venues and events were staged, ranging from a 16th Century encounter with Queen Elizabeth I and her courtiers in the Moot Hall, to a 21st Century encounter with the current Town Mayor in her full regalia. All Saints Church resounded to the sound of hand bell and tower bell ringing, whilst trying your hand at making your own beeswax candles in the churchyard. Visitors could explore the remains of a medieval leper hospital at St Giles in Spital Road, which is not usually open to the public,  and enjoy some peace and quiet exploring the tranquil grounds of the Leech Memorial Gardens in Lodge Road. Talks were given about the Maldon Millennium Embroidery in the Maeldune Heritage Centre, and local Maldon characters were celebrated in talks about Edward Bright, the Fat Man at Maldon, and Earl Brythnoth, hero of the Battle of Maldon in 991. There were guided walks along both the river, and around the town centre, highlighting Maldon’s association with War, and an Ale Trail of the town’s hostelries throughout the centuries. Maldon’s Maritime heritage was celebrated on the Steam Tug Brent, and in talks hosted by Maldon Little Ship Club. Also open was the unique steam powered Beeleigh Mill,  the Museum in the Park, the Quaker Meeting House in Butt Lane and the Masonic Hall on Cromwell Hill.