May­oral Brief­ings with Cllr NEIL FUREY Scout and about in the bor­ough

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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.

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