Councillor Mohammad Ayub
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.