Coun­cil­lor Mo­ham­mad Ayub

Accrington Observer - - YOUR VIEWS -

Mayor of Hyn­d­burn

SINCE my last view­point the May­oress and I have been out and about to lots of food themed events.

It kicked off on 1st Septem­ber with Ac­cring­ton’s first ever Choco­late Fes­ti­val. The day also fea­tured a Rally Chal­lenge out­side Ac­cring­ton Mar­ket Hall with a live demon­stra­tion at Ac­cring­ton and Rossendale Col­lege, plus the Soap­box Chal­lenge at the col­lege in the af­ter­noon – all events com­bined pro­vid­ing en­ter­tain­ment for all the fam­ily for the en­tire day.

Af­ter all that choco­late it was time for some­thing healthy and later we vis­ited two of the bor­ough’s fab­u­lous hor­ti­cul­tural shows.

Bax­en­den Al­lot­ments and Gar­dens So­ci­ety in­vited us to their an­nual show at Hollins Tech­nol­ogy Col­lege where there were lots of veg­eta­bles, flow­ers, fruit and hand­i­crafts on show.

Later we went along to Great Har­wood Civic So­ci­ety’s Hor­ti­cul­tural Show at St Wul­stan’s school hall where there were also many won­der­ful dis­plays of flow­ers, veg­eta­bles, crafts and art­work.

Both were su­perb com­mu­nity events where or­gan­i­sa­tions run by vol­un­teers put in a lot of hard work to ben­e­fit their com­mu­nity and we were de­lighted to be in­vited along to share in the fruits of their labours.

While we’re on the sub­ject of gar­dens and hor­ti­cul­ture, we were re­ally pleased to be in­vited along to the open­ing of a lovely in­door gar­den room at the Belvedere Home in Ac­cring­ton.

Bring­ing the out­doors in so that res­i­dents can feel like they are out­doors what­ever the weather, what a great idea

En­joy­ing out­doors is some­thing we all love what­ever age we are and my wife Noreen joined ac­tress Julie Hes­mond­halgh and pupils at Hyn­d­burn Park Pri­mary School in Ac­cring­ton for the open­ing of a spe­cial For­est School area, which has been cre­ated at the school to help pro­mote out­door learn­ing.

An area off Hyn­d­burn Road has been trans­formed over the last year and in­cludes a teach­ing area un­der a tent for pupils to en­joy classes out­side.

An­other fab­u­lous idea to get chil­dren in touch with na­ture and sci­ence through out­door learn­ing.

Look­ing for­ward to next month, if your car is due a valet then please help sup­port my May­oral Char­i­ties and take it to the char­ity car wash at Bax­en­den Car Wash, run­ning from 10am – 4pm on Sun­day 7th Oc­to­ber, with all pro­ceeds to my May­oral Char­i­ties.

The four May­oral Char­i­ties are; Hyn­d­burn De­men­tia Ac­tion Al­liance, Macmil­lan Can­cer Re­search, East Lan­cashire Hospice and Ac­cring­ton and Dis­trict Blind So­ci­ety.

Hyn­d­burn De­men­tia Ac­tion Al­liance are rad­i­cally im­prov­ing the lives of peo­ple liv­ing with de­men­tia and their car­ers. Macmil­lan Can­cer Re­search helps any­one di­ag­nosed with can­cer through their treat­ment and be­yond, giv­ing peo­ple the en­ergy and in­spi­ra­tion to help them feel more like them­selves.

East Lan­cashire Hospice of­fer a whole range of vi­tal ser­vices for peo­ple with life-lim­it­ing ill­nesses.

Ac­cring­ton and Dis­trict Blind So­ci­ety work hard to en­able lo­cal blind and par­tially sighted peo­ple to see a bet­ter fu­ture.

Four very wor­thy causes so please sup­port them by tak­ing your car to the Char­ity Car wash if you can.

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