I've been mentioned in the mayors annual report.
Adlington Town Council - Annual Report to Electors 2013-14
I would like to thank my fellow Councillors for electing me to the office of
Town Mayor. It is a privilege to represent Adlington both within the
township and in the wider community.
It has been a very busy year for the Council with major developments
Rail Electrification is coming to town and will start in June. There will be
widespread disruption and many discussions have been held with all
interested parties to help minimise the effect on the town. I would ask
that residents and drivers be respectful of each other during the period
of the disruption. I am in ongoing contact with our County Councillor to
try and look at further ways to minimise the disruption.
Jubilee Playing Fields has been a major refurbishment project which will
be started in late summer and I look forward to the new facilities.
The Mayoress and I have attended many functions over the last year.
The year started well when I went to the Lancashire Best Kept Village
Competition presentations to receive, on behalf of Higher Adlington, the
Adlington Bowl for “Most Improved Large Village”. Let’s hope we can
repeat the success this year. We have attended the productions of both
St Pauls Players and Adlington Music and Arts it never ceases to amaze
me that our community can produce some exceptional productions, well
done to both organisations.
One highlight of the year was to attend the induction of Bishop Julian at
Blackburn Cathedral. A very special day for the Church in Lancashire
I was invited to help promote organ donation awareness by Natalie Kerr,
a transplant recipient, which I was only too pleased to do. Natalie will be
taking part in this year’s Transplant Games and I know we all send our
best wishes for a good games.Prepared by Linda Crouch, Clerk to Adlington Town Council May 2014
We also attended Adlington Luncheon Club and once again I am
reminded of the volunteering nature of our residents in looking after
those less fortunate.
When I started my year I decided that my “chosen charities” would focus
on the elderly and the young. I have chosen to allocate the money
raised, one thousand pounds, to Adlington Luncheon Club and
Adlington Football Club. The Luncheon Club provide not only meals for
the elderly but a friendly environment and a meeting place where people
can socialise. Adlington Football Club run 10 teams providing sport for
over 130 young people. Both of them are run by volunteers. I have
presented cheques for £500 to each of them.
I would like to thank all members of the Council and the Clerk for their
work over the last year. The Council, once again, has managed not to
increase the precept.
Special thanks go to my Deputy Mayor, Cllr Dan Croft, who has
supported me in my work. He has stepped in, sometimes at short notice,
to represent the council at events
My work as Town Mayor would not be possible without the support of my
Mayoress, my wife Sandra. I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to
her for the work she has done and the support she has given me over
the last year.
Barry Lee, Town Mayor.