Adlington Report

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I've been mentioned in the mayors annual report.

Adlington Town Council - Annual Report to Electors 2013-14

Mayor’s Report

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

being discussed:-

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.

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