Royal Garden Party. The Mayor, and Mayoress Miss Ashlee Brawn, accompanied by Mrs Beverley Murray and Mr Thomas Murray, will represent Swale Borough Council at a Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace. Bev Murray is the Council’s longest serving employee having completed over 35 years’ service with Swale Borough Council.
Contact: Heather Elliott, PA to the Mayor - 01795 417392.
1.30pm for 2pm Annual General Meeting. At the invitation of the Chairman Mrs Christine White, the Mayor will attend the Annual General Meeting of the Swale Seniors Forum, at Phoenix House in Central Avenue, Sittingbourne. After the business side is completed, the meeting will be addressed by Guest Speaker, Toni Easdown from Kent County Council on ‘Adult Social Care Services’.
Contact: Julia Watling, Swale Seniors Forum Admin Support - 01795 473828.
1.45pm for 2pm Funeral Service. The Mayor will attend the funeral service for the Late Honorary Alderman Mrs Ann McLean MBE at the Methodist Church, High Street, Sittingbourne and at approximately 3.30pm at the Garden of England Crematorium in Bobbing. Honorary Alderman Ann McLean, a champion for disabled people, passed away aged 69 on Tuesday 10 May 2016 in hospital, after suffering a stroke. Ann McLean was a Member of Swale Borough Council for 16 years from 1986 to 2002, when the title of Honorary Alderman was bestowed upon her. She served as Deputy Mayor in 1998/99 and Mayor of Swale in 1999/2000.
Contact: Mrs Heather Elliott, PA to the Mayor, Swale Borough Council - 01795 417392.
1.30pm to 3pm Children’s Afternoon Tea Party to Celebrate HM the Queen’s 90th Birthday. The Mayor has accepted an invitation to attend a children’s afternoon tea party to celebrate HM the Queen’s 90th Birthday, hosted by the committee of Park Avenue Holiday Village at Leysdown-on-Sea, Isle of Sheppey. The event will take place in the family club house on the park and, as well as meeting the children and their parents, the Mayor will view a display of the children’s crafts to recognise the Queen’s 90th year. The Mayor will then present prizes to the three children shortlisted in the ‘Best Crown’ competition. Afternoon tea will be offered to all guests at 2pm.
Contact: Mr Iain Maxstead - 01795 510134.