Women's Aid celebrations and harvest festival keep Mayor busy

A celebration of Women's Aid's 40th year in the city and a harvest festival dinner are among the dates in the mayoral diary next week.

Tuesday 15 September: The Mayor and Mayoress will visit Queen's Drive Infant School for a tour and meet some of the pupils. The visit will take place at the school in Queen's Drive West, Peterborough between 1.30pm and 2.45pm.

Thursday 17 September: The Mayor and Mayoress will take part in a community walk about with the Community Connectors group, based in the Operation Can Do Area. Peterborough City Council has recruited four community connectors from the Latvian, Lithuanian, Czech and Slovak communities. The connector's role is to educate and raise awareness of services available to the community and how to access them. The officers will work within the communities to identify and help build community capacity to enable positive changes. The visit will start at 193 Dogsthorpe Road, Peterborough between 2pm and 4pm.

Friday 18 September: The Mayor and Mayoress will attend an event celebrating 25 years of General Electric in Peterborough. The Mayor will make a speech to welcome current and past employees and the chief executive and president of the company. The event will take place at GE Water and Process Technologies, Newcombe Way, Orton Southgate, Peterborough between 9am and 11.30am.

Friday 18 September: The Deputy Mayor will attend The King's School Speech Day. Prizes will be presented to pupils and guest speaker will be former teacher Jason Reece. The event will be held at Peterborough Cathedral from 2pm.

Friday 18 September: The Mayor and Mayoress will attend the Peterborough Women's Aid 40th anniversary celebration where the Mayor wil make an opening speech. The celebrations will take place at The Holiday Inn, Thorpe Wood, Peterborough between 3.30pm and 5.30pm.

Saturday 19 September: The Mayor and Mayoress will get involved with the British Heart Foundation's Bag it, Beat it event where the Mayor will donate the first bag. This is an annual event which encourages shoppers to donate their unwanted quality items which will be sold in the local British Heart Foundation shop. The Mayor will attend the charity event at Serpentine Green Shopping Centre, Hampton, Peterborough between 12 noon and 12.30pm.

Sunday 20 September: The Mayor and Mayoress will be guests at this year's harvest festival in the city centre. The Mayor and Mayoress have been invited to enjoy a meal made by produce picked from local allotments and donated by businesses. Organised by the group Metal, the meal will take place on Cathedral Square, Peterborough between 12.30pm and 3pm.

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