Mayors Blog – June 2020

Neston Mayor’s Blog, June 2020

We are living through interesting times!  This Mayoral year will be very different from any that preceded it, with Covid-19 shutting down all Civic duties for the foreseeable future. Sadly, my first duty was to attend the funeral of Cllr. Andy Williams.  Andy was such a well known and much respected local Cheshire West and Chester Councillor.   All who knew him will sadly miss him.

Usually one of the first Civic duties of the new Mayor is to lead the Neston Female Society’s annual parade around Neston with the girls and Ladies of Neston dressed in their finery and carrying flower staves.  Not this year, alas.  However, Neston pulled together and marked the occasion by delivering to every member of the Female Society an afternoon tea. No mean feat with over two hundred members!  Over forty volunteers collected the teas from Neston Community and Youth Centre.  Thanks go to Hip & Harmony, Paisley Grey and Elephant for putting together the afternoon teas.  I was lucky enough to be driven around Neston in a 1909 Paterson car to deliver some of the teas.  Altogether an unusual and memorable day.  As a member of the Female Society, I extend an invitation to all our female residents who are not already a member to come and join us. There is a link to the Neston Female Society on the Neston Town Council website.

Neston market re-opened on 12th June after months of shutdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  The market is such an important feature of Neston life.  We have missed it over the last few months.  Our loyal traders worked with the Council to get things back to a new normal. Come down and see your favourite traders as we reintroduce more stalls each week. The atmosphere on the market is always friendly and you can bag yourself a bargain!

Throughout this year, I intend to ramble around the boundary of Neston.  Watch out for photos throughout the year and of Neston, Parkgate, Little Neston and Ness.  I will post pictures on my Facebook page ‘Mayor of Neston’.  Together we can watch as the seasons change. If you see me out and about come and say hello – maintaining a safe social distance of course.

 

Cllr Christine Warner