Saturday 27th November 2010
In the course of another busy week this week, The Mayor and Mayoress of Chesterfield had attended Pathways AGM.
This Charity, situated on Sheffield Road, provides a shelter which feeds the homeless in Chesterfield.
The Mayor reported that it was a phenomenal facility, which is well known in Chesterfield, "The facilities are superb" said the Mayoress.
Overnight facilities for the homeless in the town are still an issue with no current overnight stay shelter in the town, but Chesterfield Borough Council and North East Derbyshire District Council are working together to get an overnight shelter set up and managed.
The Mayor reported that funding for this project currently comes from grants, but they are mounting an initiative, encouraging two thousand people in the town to pledge a pound a week - that alone would generate a huge portion of the charity's running costs.
As we spoke, The Mayoress had just returned from a shopping trip at the Market. With pride, she recountered the conversation that she had overheard on the market with a visitor saying that she was sorry that she was only able to visit the town for such a short time. The coach was returning to Derby after lunch and the woman had felt it was simply not long enough.
This prompted the Mayor to remark that we should thank our lucky stars we lived in the town.
Keen to promote the new Private/Public Partnership initiative that the Chesterfield Post reported on Monday, the Mayor felt it was a good thing and would save significant sums for the town. "We live in changing times", he said.
Two secondary schools - Netherthorpe and Parkside - had attended the Town Hall this week as part of their Citizenship programme, getting a tour of the Parlour and the Council Chambers.
The Mayor and Mayoress had also attended the Mother's Union Meeting, Rose Hill Church and a South Derby Civic Service during their packed week.
Wednesday evening saw an event at the town hall celebrating the 'Women of Chesterfield' and their success. 18 women attended (including the Editor of The Chesterfield Post!!) and were treated to drinks and nibbles in the Mayoral Parlour with the Mayor and Mayoress in attendance .
A date for your diary
The next Mayor's Appeal Event will take place on 7th October at the Town Hall when the Mayor hosts a Ploughman's Evening. Tickets are £10
The Mayoral Appeal will help both charities meet their needs.
There are many charity Appeal Events scheduled for the year ahead (see below ) - more are being added throughout the weeks.
For more information or dates please contact the Civic Secretary Vivien Miller
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: 01246 345239
Fax: (01246) 345252
You can make a donation in the following ways .
By cheque - Please make payable to "The Mayor's Appeal"
Cash - given in to The Mayor's Office, Rose Hill, Town Hall, Chesterfield.
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