Ferryhill Town Council would like to thank everyone who contributed to this years Annual Town Meeting. Despite the Covid Pandemic, the event held at Dean Bank Institute on 27th May proved very successful.
Town Mayor of Ferryhill, Councillor David Farry opened the event, welcoming everyone to the Meeting and thanking them for their attendance.
Councillor Joe Makepeace, former Town Mayor, announced the amount of charity money raised during his two years of office, which had been extended beyond his first term due to the Covid pandemic. Both the Ferryhill Scouts and Solan Connor Fawcett Family Cancer Trust had received cheques for £1,457.50, while both Seconds Out Boxing Academy and Mainsforth Indoor Bowls Club had each received a cheque for £440.50.
Presentations then followed by Ferryhill Town Council, the LADDER Centre, Solan Connor Fawcett Family Cancer Trust, Supportive SRC Ltd., the Dean Bank Dog Walkers Association, Ferryhill Scouts. Paul Howell MP also attended to show support for the marvellous work being undertaken by so many groups in Ferryhill, which continued throughout the pandemic to support local communities. There was an opportunity for everyone to look around the displays that had been provided by Ferryhill Town Council, PACT, the LADDER Centre and Supportive SRC Ltd.
Town Mayor, Councillor David Farry said ‘I would personally like to thank everyone who has been involved in this years Annual Town Meeting. The event has demonstrated what a fantastic and diverse range of groups there are available in the Town, all of whom are doing a fantastic job. Despite the difficulties that Covid has presented, it was great to see so many people turn out to attend the event, and especially Paul Howell MP who had taken time out of his very busy schedule to attend. I am looking forward to engaging with local groups throughout my term as Mayor, and to promoting and encouraging partnership working moving forward, and the Town Meeting has provided a great starting point for that.’