Agenda item



To consider any announcements by the Mayor or the Leader.


The Mayor presented Stewart Preece and Peter Watson from the Street Pride service with certificates of commendation from the Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police for their actions in helping the police to apprehend a thief.


The Mayor also presented Tom Bell, Anne Marie Lubanski and Asim Munir from Adult Care and Housing with the Tenants Participation Advisory Service Accreditation Award.


Members of the Council joined the Mayor in showing their appreciation of the work done by those officers of the Council.


The Mayor reported on her activities:


Since our last full Council Meeting on the 7th September, I have attended over 80 (89) engagements, far too many to mention individually and all equally as important so, picking out a few has been hard but,  here goes ….


I should mention my first engagement on the evening of the last Council Meeting - the Scout Annual General Meeting at Hesley Woods, this brought  back  lovely memories from my Girl Guiding days, many years ago !!


There has been many occasion to celebrate with businesses across the Borough including the 225th Anniversary of Oxley and Coward, the opening of ‘Tiny Bistro’ Wickersley, the official opening by the Duke of Gloucester at X-Cel Superturn and ASSEAL celebrated yet another Queen’s Enterprise Award, presented by the Lord Lieutenant.


I can’t mention businesses without congratulating all the winners and runners up at the Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber of Commerce Awards last Friday.


September saw many visits across the Borough to the McMillan coffee mornings, including the annual one held here in the John Smith room by Cllr. McNeely.


The Annual RMBC Garden Competition was celebrated here too and Cllr. Beck, my Consort, and I presented well deserving certificates and trophies.


And what about Ray Matthews, celebrating with him on his Final 75th Marathon!!  Now that’s a true hero.


The Rotherham Show saw another good two full days with so many lovely people, not to mention the pets!!


The Carnival that paraded the town was spectacular.  While I couldn’t attend, I did see part of the parade as I was returning from my engagement where I celebrated at the Higher Education Graduation,  again, here at Rotherham.


The Olympics Yorkshire Homecoming where we met some of our talented Olympians from the Olympics and Para-olympics, plus holding and (even wearing) the well deserving medal – I’m pretty sure that will be the last time I ever wear an Olympic Medal!


Moving on …..

The Rotherham Lions ‘Giveaway’ was again lovely, to hand out so many cheques to all the deserving groups and individuals.  All the money raised by the hard work of the Lions over the last 12 months.  I must also thank them again for the donation of £500 towards my charity this year.


Still so many functions, I could go on all night,  I won’t, but I do have to mention a few more..


I must mention the presentation to Muriel Davies of the Women of Steel Medallion. 


There has, of course, been many visits to primary schools across the borough, not forgetting the official opening of Eastwood Village Primary School. 


Many schools and individuals have also  visited the Town Hall since the last meeting, including Samantha Jones, representing the adoption team, who asked to take a selfi with me to launch Adoption Week – and I’m sure, of course, we all support them.


The Leader of the Council had no announcements.