Mayoral Briefings with Cllr NEIL FUREY Scout and about in the borough
ON JUNE 7, my wife and I attended Ormskirk & District Scouts Annual General Meeting at Briars Hall, Lathom.
It was a very enjoyable evening and it was great to see scout leaders receiving their long service awards.
These people give up their time for free and provide many activities and opportunities for young people across the borough.
The Scout movement is strong in West Lancashire and long may it continue.
On June 10, we attended a Fun Day at Trinity Primary School in Skelmersdale as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations.
Despite the wet weather, many people attended to celebrate this occasion and help raise some funds for the school.
After this we attended a “Making a Noise in Libraries” event at Skelmersdale Library.
Here we watched some talented musicians perform and listened to a superb choir of young children from Little Digmoor Primary School.
We then attended a Heritage Open Day and Scarecrow Festival at St Cuthbert’s Church in Halsall.
We learned a lot about the history of the church and how it’s played a very important part in the local community for hundreds of years.
The church is full of fascinating history and it’s great to see this being looked after by local volunteers.
The Scarecrow Festival has gripped local residents and all sorts of scarecrows can be seen as you drive around the village.
Well done to everyone for taking part.
On June 11, we attended the Annual Skelmersdale Athletic Girls’ Football Tournament at JMO Skelmersdale.
This was a fantastic event over the weekend which saw teams competing from all over the nation, including Northern Ireland and Scotland.
The standard was very high and Sky Sports attended to film a piece about grass-roots football.
Credit must go the organisers for putting on such a large successful event. Well done to everyone who took part.