New challenges for our young people

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

Coun Liz Vose reflects on her week and upcoming events.

Summer, such as it was, is now more or less over and we are beginning to look forward to autumn with its wonderful array of colours and hopefully some much needed autumn sunshine.

In many ways summer has been a very disappointing affair this year, both for the children on holiday from school and the farmers struggling to bring in their crops.

Our young people will mostly now all have returned to school for the new academic year and for some there will be new challenges ahead as they move on to new experiences at secondary school or commence their studies for GCSEs, A-levels or other exams, move on to university or college or are beginning their working lives.

I wish them all luck in whatever they are planning to do as the next step in their careers and I hope all our schools and students have a very happy and rewarding year.

On Sunday, David and I went along to the re-arranged Aldborough and Boroughbridge Show.

We were particularly pleased to be there following the disappointment when bad weather caused the show to be cancelled in July.

And what a contrast in the weather – the day could hardly have been better with lovely warm sunshine – a very rare commodity this summer!

As always the whole day was well organised and despite the depleted number of classes in this reorganised event the atmosphere was great and it was obvious that everyone was having a thoroughly good time, a lovely day out providing a great end to the summer holidays.

All very heartening, and full marks to all the volunteers who despite the immense difficulties which have confronted the farming community over this soggy summer, still work so hard to keep this great, traditional show going; our grateful thanks to all of them.

Finally, as some of you may already be aware, BBC Radio’s Gardeners’ Question Time will be visiting Boroughbridge on Wednesday, September 19, as guests of Boroughbridge Allotment Society.

The event is being held in the Coronation Hall, Langthorpe, and the doors open at 5.30pm with recording commencing at 6.30pm.

If anyone would like to go along to what I am sure will be a very entertaining and informative evening, I am told that there are still a few tickets available and can be obtained from Geoff Hustwaite (telephone 01423 326883 or email geoffhustwaite@hotmail.co.uk) or from Boroughbridge Post Office on a first come first served basis.

The tickets are only £2.50 each.