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My Week - by Mayor of Sudbury Sue Ayres

PUBLISHED: 06:30 04 December 2018 | UPDATED: 09:52 04 December 2018

Left to right: Phil Roper, Indigo Ross, Daisy Ward and Joy Morelli, school friends, Gini Ogle – winner, Sue Ayres, mayor of Sudbury Picture: SUDBURY TOWN COUNCIL

Left to right: Phil Roper, Indigo Ross, Daisy Ward and Joy Morelli, school friends, Gini Ogle – winner, Sue Ayres, mayor of Sudbury Picture: SUDBURY TOWN COUNCIL

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Sue Ayres is the Mayor of Sudbury and here she tells Enjoy Sudbury more about her week out and about in the town.

Sue Ayres is the new Sudbury mayor. Here she is pictured in the town hall heritage centre.Sue Ayres is the new Sudbury mayor. Here she is pictured in the town hall heritage centre.

Why do the years seem to become shorter as we grow older? The weeks since the spring have flown for me.

I am not complaining as I have had the privilege of meeting so many people from different walks of life since I became mayor in May.

The opening of the new premises of ‘Just Talk’ mental health charity was quite moving.

Glenda Roberts a dedicated psychotherapist has worked tirelessly with her team of volunteers to create a safe comfortable and friendly environment for those who need to talk to a person who really cares about their emotional well-being.

On Tuesday I went to Indigoross, a local printers to see an extremely shy pupil from St Gregory’s School push the button to set the printer to start printing the winning Christmas card that she had designed.

I was delighted with the response from all the primary schools in the area, five hundred and thirty pictures to choose from; so difficult to find an overall winner. I had asked for the pictures to reflect the true meaning of Christmas and they did.

At last the footpath that runs from Sudbury through to Cornard was fully opened open. Sadly, the man who worked so hard toward developing is no longer with us, however his family were there to share the joy of this wonderful 5km walk.

On Friday I went to Lavenham with my daughter Jenny and granddaughters Maddy and Millie to the opening of the refurbished Cock and Horse,

I was so impressed with the décor, and warm welcome we were given. The owner explained that every member of staff actually lives in the village which is brilliant as she feels responsible for their safety at the end of an evening shift.

Last week I had a super meal in Scutchers on Friday, The Bull on Saturday and The Waggon on Sunday. It is great being mayor but not so good for the waistline!

Finally, on Saturday I attended the official opening of the Mattingley building in Friars Street that was destroyed in the fire three years ago.

This building is exceptional and I was thrilled to meet members of the Mattingley family who had travelled from Scotland and Southend to be there.

Many of the grandchildren were fascinated to find their great, great, grandfather’s name engraved on my chain, he was mayor of Sudbury five times and was a very well respected citizen of Sudbury.

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