Armed Forces Day and Heritage Festival keep Mayor busy

Council / 15 Jun 2017

An event to mark Fly the Flag for Armed Forces Day and the Peterborough Heritage Festival are among the dates in the mayoral diary this week.

Thursday 15 June: The Deputy Mayor and Deputy Mayoress are attending the Primary School Country Dancing Festival at The Peterborough School, Thorpe Road, Peterborough, between 6.15pm and 8pm.

Thursday 15 June: The Mayor and Mayoress will attend the Millfield and New England Regeneration Partnership (MANERP) annual general meeting at the Peterborough International Christian Centre, Lincoln Road, Millfield, Peterborough, at 7pm.

Friday 16 June: The Mayor and Mayoress will be visiting a number of care homes as part of the National Care Home open day. They will be at Lavender House care home at 205 Broadway, Peterborough, at 10.30am, Clayburn Court care home, Clayburn Road, Hampton Hargate at 12noon for a big lunch event and The Maltings care home, Aldermans Drive at 1.30pm.

Saturday 17 June: Peterborough Heritage Festival in the city centre. The Mayor and Mayoress will be attending between 10.30am and 12noon.

Saturday 17 June: The Deputy Mayor and Deputy Mayoress will attend the 30th anniversary of Leeds Building Society at 2 Queen Street, Peterborough, to cut the cake at 11.30am.

Saturday 17 June: The Mayor, Mayoress, Deputy Mayor and Deputy Mayoress will attend the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA) Big Brew event at Thistle Drive Centre, Wessex Close, Stanground, at 1pm. The national event is to raise awareness of the help available to both serving veterans and armed forces personnel and to raise funds for SSAFA. 

Saturday 17 June: The Mayor and Mayoress will attend a summer fayre taking place in the village of Maxey at 2pm.

Saturday 17 June: 51st anniversary celebrations at The New Testament Church of God at 641 Lincoln Road, Peterborough. The Deputy Mayor and Deputy Mayoress will attend at 5pm.

Saturday 17 June: The Deputy Mayor and Deputy Mayoress will attend a film showing at The Voyager Academy, Mountsteven Avenue, Walton. Featured will be the Battle of the Somme silent film accompanied by specially composed music. Doors open at 6.15pm with a 20 minute talk about the restoration of the film. There will also be an exhibition with displays by the Soke Military Society, Peterborough Museum and Vivacity's World War I project. All ends around 8.45pm. 

Sunday 18 June: Mayor's installation day at Peterborough Cathedral. A parade will leave the Town Hall on Bridge Street at 2.50pm and make its way to cathedral for 3pm.

Monday 19 June: A flag will be raised at the Town Hall to mark the official launch of Armed Forces Day celebrations. A civic procession will head to the War Memorial at 10am for a service and prayers with service personnel and veterans. 

Tuesday 20 June: The Mayor and Mayoress will attend the Water Wheels event at Ferry Meadows Country Park, Ham Lane, at 10am. The Water Wheels challenge combines both sailing and cycling disciplines in an accessible, fun event, with a party atmosphere to celebrate the participants’ achievements and encourage others to join in the future. 

Wednesday 21 June: The Mayor, Mayoress, Deputy Mayor and Deputy Mayoress will attend the Peterborough Eco Education Awards at Greater Peterborough UTC, Park Crescent, Peterborough, at 12.30pm. The event will showcase environmental work taking place in Peterborough schools. The Mayor will also be asked to present the Eco Framework Flag to Hampton Hargate Primary School and certificates.

Thursday 22 June: Mayor's Open Day at the Town Hall, Bridge Street, between 1.30pm and 4.30pm. Afternoon tea will be served by students from Ken Stimpson Community School in Werrington.