The musings of Watton mayor Tina Kiddell

PUBLISHED: 13:00 21 August 2018

Mayor of Watton Tina Kiddell. Picture: Mark Bunning Photography, Watton

Mayor of Watton Tina Kiddell. Picture: Mark Bunning Photography, Watton


Musings from the Mayor of Watton Tina Kiddell.

Wow, what a few months it has been - busy busy.

There is so much positive energy floating around Watton at the moment, it must be the glorious weather.

Things are definitely on the up in town. You could feel it at the sports centre car show on July 22.

It was an incredibly hot day and there was an amazing amount of people soaking up the sunshine and enjoying the cars on display.

It was such a success that they will be planning another one next year. Look out for the date when it is released.

It is good to support local events. The town council are trying our best to improve the events and put as many on as we can, giving the public things to do and for all ages.

Our flags have gone up in town and they look brilliant. We are compiling a list of people who would like to see them on their buildings along the high street - it is my hope to have one on every building.

They were put up in time for our first Norfolk Day on the July 27. I was lucky enough to be asked to read out my Norfolk poem at the church service at St Mary’s which was a celebration of all things Norfolk.

It was a beautiful service that made me feel incredibly proud to live in such a fine county.

Sunday, August 5 was the Wayland Show, which was another proud day for me in that I got to meet lots of wonderful two-legged people and a fair few four legged ones.

It was a real celebration of how great our agricultural heritage is in the Wayland area and many thanks go to Claire Bowes and all the organisers of such a wonderful day for all of Norfolk.

August 6 saw myself, PC Austin Clarke, the police cadets and their leaders, and a few council staff members, work tirelessly in the scorching sun to achieve a DIY SOS transformation on the memorial garden. I have to say, it looks amazing.

Tesco provided refreshments and Jewson’s supplied some materials. Many thanks to all that helped bring this to fruition. Again, it made me very proud to belong to this community.

Ms Kiddell can be found on the market place every other Wednesday.

She will be there on September 5 between 8am and 1pm for people to raise their concerns or to discuss matters.

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