Mayor's Blog Councillor Mrs Lindsey Dedden

Mayor’s Christmas Message

As the festive season approaches, it is my privilege as Mayor of Verwood to wish you a happy Christmas on behalf of the Councillors and Officers of the Town Council. 

It is a great honour to be Mayor and in that role I have met many people who, as volunteers,  work for others throughout the year. There are many community groups and charities who work in our community and make Verwood a better place to live. Thank you for all you do for others within the Town.

During the holiday season, I ask you to remember those who will be serving the community through their work. This includes those who work in the emergency services, health service and the armed forces. Members of the armed services may be very far from home. To them especially and to all who will work to keep us safe I send special good wishes and thanks.

I am looking forward to meeting many people who serve the community during the remaining months of my term of office. I wish you a very happy Christmas and a peaceful and healthy New Year for 2018.

Mayor’s Christmas Reception

On Sunday 3rd December the Mayor of Verwood Councillor Mrs. Lindsey Dedden hosted her Christmas Reception at the Hub in Verwood.  
Each year the Mayor invites the Mayors from Dorset and neighbouring counties to Verwood to promote our Town.  The visit started in the Heritage Centre where a presentation was given by the Mayor depicting  the History of Verwood.  As the dignitaries moved to the Hub they were greeted in the bistro with singing from the Verwood Choral Society who also performed on stage followed by the Verwood Brass Band.

Hillside Community First School

Verwood Town Mayor, Cllr. Mrs. Lindsey Dedden attended Hillside Community First School’s tree planting ceremony  which was also  attended by the Chair of Goveners, Cllr. Mrs. Sandra Grove, parents,  staff and pupils.  Five trees were planted to represent the five decades tht the school has been open: a Silver Birch, West Himalayan Birch, European Aspen, Rowan and Vilmorian Rowan.

The planting was carried out by Mrs. Dedden, Mrs. Groves and Head teacher, Mr. Harrison, ably assisted by the eldest two children from each class.  The ceremony was also attended by Mrs. Ruth Bussey, a school governor, who was involved with the initial purchasing of land for the school and also with its set up. 

First Poppy

Verwood Town Mayor, Cllr. Mrs. Lindsey Dedden buys the first poppy to launch the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal from Mr. Bob Richmond, who is the honorary Poppy Appeal organiser. 

New Business in Verwood

The Mayor attended the opening of a Mason’s Dry Cleaners & Laundry Services on Tuesday 3rd October 2017. Cheryl Mason who has now taken over the business lives in Verwood and has worked in the shop for 14 years.  The Mayor said a few words and then officially opened the shop.

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Full Council - to be held 24th April 2018 at the Town Council Offices

Plans Consultative Committee - to be held 25th April 2018 at the Town Council Offices