The Platinum Jubilee Event for Mere and Tabley

Sunday 5th June held at Mere and Table Community Club

It is always with some trepidation that we try organising a celebratory event and the Platinum Jubilee was no exception. Weather, food, entertainment, raffle or tombola?  Throw everything into the mix and come up with a plan.  Fortunately we have a super efficient secretary in Charlotte, who put in an enormous amount of work with tickets, prizes and showing the pageant on the big screen.

Although the weather wasn’t great, being all inside seemed to help create a lovely atmosphere.  The children’s fancy dress saw some wonderful outfits and judge Susie Mathis gave first prize to “Mary Poppins” –  George and Sheila Johnson’s granddaughter.

A good display of jubilee themed cakes was judged by Elizabeth Bridge and Ester McVey.  The winner was Liz Wright with nine year old Mia Ryan a close second.  Afterwards, the cakes were cut up and sold off, the money going to our chosen charity –  Northwest Air Ambulance.

Sam Jacksons hog roast went down extremely well, and Pete Dean kept the children entertained.

The entertainment finale was provided by The Canute Male Voice Choir led by David Roberts.  They had everyone singing along to old favourites from around the UK.

The afternoon ended with an enormous raffle thanks to local businesses and individuals for giving some tremendous prizes.

Thanks to Lyn and Val for selling the tickets, to Helen for dispensing Pyms and to Ann and Neville for manning the hot drinks station.  Also Jean and Lionel who were a great help clearing up on Monday.

We have received many favourable comments which makes all the hard work worthwhile.

The total surplus over expenditure, which will go to as previously stated, NW Air Ambulance, is £650.

Alan Greenway, on behalf of the Jubilee Committee.

Chairman’s Report

2019 saw all of our parish Councillors working hard on behalf of all Mere

Numerous meetings were attended at Manchester Airport with Myself and Linda  Reynolds becoming members of the MANCHESTER  Airport Consultative committee.

I also  was invited to join a focus group to discuss the future airspace project . At all times we try to engage with the Airport to  help then understand our residents concerns with noise and emissions . Wendy Sinfield the Community relations manager has also attended Parish Council meetings .

Councillors have attended many meetings relating to HS2 and we  are always happy to speak to any residents on this subject . We did have representatives from HS2 attend a Parish meeting during the year ,

We are constantly trying to liaise with Cheshire East to ensure all areas of Mere are kept tidy . Unfortunately we are not always as successful as we would like .

The B5569 is high on our list of priorities.

We appreciate speeding in the area is a concern to many residents and we are always trying to do whatever we can to make our roads safer .

In November we held our annual bonfire at Tabley and Mere parish club. This is always a great community event and everyone is welcome .

I had the honour of laying the Wreath on Remembrance Sunday at the Cenotaph and it was very special to see lots of you there .

The Parish Council plan to celebrate VE Day on Friday 8 May and hope as many residents as possible will attend . Further details to follow .

Just a reminder that our council meetings are open for any resident to attend .

Deborah Walker
Chairman Mere Parish Council