My Week - by Mayor of Sudbury Sue Ayres

PUBLISHED: 15:15 12 December 2018 | UPDATED: 15:15 12 December 2018

Mayor of Sudbury Sue Ayres

Mayor of Sudbury Sue Ayres


Sudbury Mayor Sue Ayres has been out and about in the community, read on to find out what she has been up to.

I think the Christmas Tree Festival is the best yet. I was so privileged to be invited to switch the lights on. The Rotarians work so hard to ensure that it is always so successful, not only leading up to the Festival but manning St Peter’s during the week.

There was a tremendous variety of decorations from our many charities and organisations, where do they find their ideas? On my way in I was quite concerned to see the path outside the shoe shop was being dug up by workmen, fortunately it didn’t affect our lights in the church.

On Tuesday I went to St Joseph’s Primary School to help judge their “Talent Show”, it was a super fun time, so many talented pupils. The confidence of the children was outstanding. Simon Cowell would have been impressed.

I know the summer holidays next year seem quite a while away, however we had a meeting in The Mayor’s Parlour with various churches and organisations to plan activities for children during the long summer holidays.

Each organisation will have a specific day each week in which they will have a variety of things to do. Lunches will be provided as well, this will help those families that would normally have a free school lunch.

The idea came from Canon Cheryl Collins initially. She contacted the many organisations in the area and the response has been really positive. Our theme at St Gregory’s will be Pirates !

On Thursday morning I went to meet the lovely children from Woodpecker’s Nursery and of course Father Christmas.

The children have been involved in litter picking with our Town Council Wardens.

Mel had prepared a beautiful album with all their photographs from the litter picks. The children loved pointing to their pictures and remembering the fun they had. Mel had also provided some lovely healthy snacks and the presents from Father Christmas.

Finally, on Friday we had the C Art Exhibition in The Christopher Centre. A super display of work from the group.

Bob Darvell presented a special certificate to Teresa who works tirelessly for the centre and the homeless. She is a very special lady indeed. Teresa also supplied the gorgeous buffet,

I gave in to my diet and just had to sample her stilton and walnut scones. I was so pleased to be supported by Jan and Adrian Osborne, fellow Babergh Councillors who share my concern for groups such as this.

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