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Mayor's Engagements Calendar

The Mayor of Swale

The Mayor of Swale, Councillor Lesley Ingham, will attend or be represented by the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Colin Prescott, at the following:

9.30am Formal Opening - The Mayor will be at the Sittingbourne branch of Santander Bank at 106-108 High Street for a brief tour and to ‘cut the ribbon’ to formally open the newly designed and refurbished branch. Santander hopes that the official opening day will provide an opportunity to demonstrate its commitment to helping the local community and businesses, and will be a ‘fun day’ with opportunities for customers to win instant prizes and separate cash prizes.
Contact: John Greasby, Branch Director, Sittingbourne Santander – 05511 430337 or 07904 381493
Friday January 6
11am Funeral Service for Past Mayoress - The Mayor will attend a Service at Rodmersham Church for former Mayoress of Swale, Mrs Elisabeth (Lis) Jordan. Lis was the wife of Honorary Alderman Don Jordan, former Mayor of Swale for the civic year 1995-96, when she served as his Mayoress. 
Contact: Mrs Heather Elliott, PA to Mayor, Swale Borough Council – 01795 417392
Saturday January 7
7pm - ‘Dining Out’ of Lt (SCC) Brian Moore RNR. The Mayor and her guest, former Mayor of Swale, Councillor Mrs Anita Walker, will attend the customary ‘Dining Out’ for Lt (SCC) Brian Moore RNR, to mark the end of his tenure as Commanding Officer of Sheppey Sea Cadets. The venue is The Holiday Inn Sittingbourne – The Coniston, London Road, Sittingbourne. 
Contact: Nina Montgomery, Executive Officer, Sheppey Sea Cadets – 07736 926268
Sunday January 8
11.30am for 1.15pm Annual ‘Blessing of the Seas’ Ceremony. Each year a Service is held at the Greek Orthodox Church, Westbrook Cottages, Margate, prior to the ‘Blessing of the Seas Ceremony’ at Marine Sands, Margate. Greek Cypriots from all over South East England come to this special event where the Greek Archbishop gives a blessing to thank the sea for giving up its fruits. A cross, made out of flowers, is cast on the water and a Greek child is sent to retrieve it. There is great competition amongst the youngsters to be chosen for this honour. At 12.30pm the Deputy Mayor, and Deputy Mayoress Mrs Pamela Prescott, will join the procession of Mayors and other visiting guests attending this ceremony. 
Contact: Ingrid Spencer, Town Mayor’s Assistant - 01843 448590

Thursday January 19

7pm - Parish Council Annual Christmas Lights Awards. 

Members of Eastchurch Parish Council have again been out around the parish judging the many and varied Christmas Lights displays and the Mayor will be at the Eastchurch Village Hall in Warden Road to present the awards to the winning residents. 

Contact: Fiona Jackson, Clerk to Eastchurch Parish Council – 01795 880790

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