The Mayor welcomed everyone to the meeting and hoped that they had enjoyed the summer.
1. Engagements since the last Council meeting
Since the last meeting the Mayor and Deputy Mayor had attended five citizenship ceremonies. The Mayor said that she had been pleased to see so many people being made citizens of the borough, arriving with a sense of pride, in their finery.
Other engagements included:
· Events at Forty Hall including Love Forty Hall Park Day, Reggae on the Lawn and Spirit of Ukraine. There was a great turn out from all over Enfield.
· 11th Annual Chariot Festival
· Opening of the Marketplace Summer Fun Fair
· Mayor’s Fun Run 17 September 2017 where hundreds of residents, including many of the Mayor’s own family had taken part. The Mayor said that she was pleased to see how much support the Mayor had and that she had already put herself down to take part next year - in the 3K not the 10K.
· Livestock Music Festival on 29 July 2017 – a great success.
· Launch of the Camden Brewery in Enfield
· Bangla Mela – an exciting event
· Enfield Town Football Club – The Mayor said that she was a keen supporter of the club and tried to get to as many home games as possible. That night Enfield Town had been playing against Hanwell Town in an FA Cup game. The Mayor regretted that she was not able to attend.
· Inauguration of the Defibrillator Kiosk in the Enfield Town Marketplace.
· Masta Plasta Event – presenting the Queen’s Award for Enterprise at Broomfield Park. The Mayor expressed delight that such excellent work was being produced in the borough.
· Canning Square Fun Day – a great morning out with residents celebrating their community
The Deputy Mayor had attended:
· The Enfield Carnival in August 2017 where she had a thoroughly great time
· The Arts and Photography Exhibition organised by Park Avenue Physical Disability Resource Centre – where she had been amazed at the work that had been produced.
· The Toddler, Baby and Bump Show at the Dugdale Centre – another exceptional event.
In September the Mayor also visited Gladbeck, Enfield’s twin town in Germany, with Councillor Eric Jukes and Paul Everitt, Arts and Culture Manager. The Mayor said that it was an interesting experience and she was hopeful that some mutual joint working could be achieved for the future.
2. Mayor’s Charity
The Mayor said that her charity was now gathering speed and there were some exciting events due to take place in the coming months.
Over £1,000 had been raised at the Quiz Night on the 28 July 2017. For which the Mayor thanked everyone who had attended.
A MacMillan Coffee Morning to be held in the Mayor’s Parlour, was being organised for the 29 September 2017, to which she urged as many as possible to attend.
The Mayor was also planning a Charity Blues Night with the Chickenshed Theatre on 22 October 2017. This was in addition to several other fundraisers to be held at the Millfields Arts Centre, the Dugdale Centre and Forty Hall, due to be advertised shortly.