RAF freedom parade and library opening keep Mayor busy

The opening of a school library and a freedom parade by service personnel from RAF Wittering are among the dates in the mayoral diary this week.

Tuesday 13 September: The Mayor will make a speech at the official opening of Stanground St John's Church of England Primary School's new library. The event will take place at the school on Chapel Street, Stanground, Peterborough between 9.30am and 10.15am.

Thursday 15 September: The Mayor will attend a Duke of Edinburgh's Awards presentation evening at the Thomas Deacon Academy, Queen's Garden, Peterborough, between 6.15pm and 8.30pm. The Mayor will present awards to students who have completed various stages of the awards scheme. 

Saturday 17 September: The Deputy Mayor will launch the Alzheimer's Society's Memory Walk at Coney Meadow, Ferry Meadows Country Park, Ham Lane, Peterborough, at 11am. This year more than 100,000 walkers are expected to take part in events around the country. 

Sunday 18 September: The Deputy Mayor will attend the Peterborough Bangladesh Welfare Association's Eid celebration at the Millennium Centre, Dicken's Street, Peterborough, between 12.45pm and 1.45pm.

Sunday 18 September:  RAF Wittering will exercise its right to parade through the city centre with swords drawn and bayonets fixed as part of its Freedom of the City. The air base was granted Freedom of the City in 1983. The parade will leave St Peter's Road at the back of the Town Hall at 3.53pm and then process along Bourges Boulevard, onto Bridge Street, before pausing in Cathedral Square where an inspection will be carried out by the Mayor of Peterborough and Group Captain Richard Pratley. The parade will then be lead back to the Town Hall for approximately 4.15pm where refreshments will be served for those taking part. 

Sunday 18 September: The Mayor and Deputy Mayor will attend a Battle of Britain memorial service in St John the Baptist Church, Cathedral Square, at 6.30pm.  The Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire and RAF Wittering's Station Commander will also attend.

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