COLUMN: Mayor of Boroughbridge’s Diary

Mayor of Boroughbridge, Coun Liz Vose.
Mayor of Boroughbridge, Coun Liz Vose.

With Coun Liz Vose.

Oh dear, there really is no getting away from it –summer 2012 has been very disappointing as far as the weather is concerned.

Apart from a few warm dry spells, this summer seems to be have been characterised by rather cool, cloudy and damp conditions, with the wettest June for over a century.

In fact it would appear we are on track for one of the wettest summers on record!

Many of our local businesses have been adversely affected by this summer’s downpours and events have had to be cancelled or re-scheduled.

One such event is the annual Aldborough and Boroughbridge Show which was due to take place on July 22 but will now take place this Sunday, September 2 – hopefully the weather will prove to be kinder this time.

David and I will be going along and we look forward to seeing many of you there.

Despite some miserable weather I do hope you managed to enjoy the bank holiday break. David and I certainly did.

We were invited to join the other local Mayors at the Great Ripon Raft Race and Family Fun Day held at the Canal Basin in Ripon.

This event is organised annually by Scuba Diving For All, a charity that promotes diving for those with or without special needs.

As always this proved to be a great day of fun and excitement, thrills and spills.

The timed heats started at 10am with the final later in the afternoon. All the rafts are homemade and some were very inventive, with some more capable of floating than others!

It was a very enjoyable day with exciting races as well as games, competitions and stalls. Hopefully lots of money was raised for the charity.

The forecast did not look promising but in the event the rain mostly held off and I am sure a great day was had by all those who went along to join in the fun.

David and I certainly enjoyed our time there. We were splendidly looked after and we would both like to congratulate the organisers for providing such a well-run, well-supported and – I am sure – successful event.

Finally, I would also like to congratulate the sixth form students at Boroughbridge High who received their examination results in August.

It was a record-breaking set of results and a fitting outcome for all the hard work put in by students and staff.

I wish them well in whatever they are planning to do as the next step in their careers.

Finally, although it has been fully covered in another article, I would just like to thank once again Reed Boardall for their generous donation to my Mayor’s Appeal in aid of Boroughbridge and District Community Care.