In response to the Dementia Awareness day in May, Mr Vale organised the Patio Pot competition in an attempt to involve the local homes and day centres in the community and to encourage the community to be more Dementia aware. The whole event was rounded off with nice cup of tea and a piece of cake at the WI market.
Saturday 22ndthe start of the fortnight long Music Festival. Despite the grey clouds the young musicians from Wymondham High School certainly brightened up the morning with their Jazz. And in the evening I attended a very different concert at Wymondham Abby performed by The Lightning Thieves of music on the harpsichord and electric violin.
It’s Thursday 9th May 2013 and my first official engagement as Mayor. It is the Launch Event for the Wymondham Music Festival.This year they had a new format with live performances by local musicians. A perfect start to our annual music festival. I thought it would be nice to catch our resident photographer Anna Meek on the other side of the lens for a change.
Thursday 16th May I attended the AGM of the Wymondham and Attleborough Talking Newspaper at Attleborough’s Connaught Hall.
The paper is run entirely by volunteers, and this year sees them reaching their 800th weekly edition, no mean feat for a voluntary group. I was made very welcome at their meeting and was very impressed by their enthusiasm and hard work.
Cutting the cake from right to left Dianne Fernee (Wymondham Mayor) Rachel Harriss (Librarian) and Hilary Cox (Chair of Norfolk County Council).
On Thursday 23rd May I attended the Dementia Awareness Event at the Library. The Library staff raised some £50 for the Dementia Support Group selling cakes they had made. I had great fun making a for-get-me not brooch with the crafty ladies and had a very pleasant morning with HilaryCox the new Chair of Norfolk County Council talking to representatives from AGE Concern, the Pabulum Café , library staff and members of the public. The library also had a very interesting display of books dealing with Dementia.
Friday 24th May I was invited to lunch at the Stars Throwers Centre in Melton Road. I was able to see first-hand the amazing work they do. I also met an amazing lady called Ann who had raised £500 for the charity swimming some 22 miles at Park Farm. Well done Anne.
Saturday 8th June A quick visit and a chat at the Music Festival Event on the Market Cross before attending the Taste of Wymondham.
An event organised by Anna Brett Extended Schools Co-ordinator Wymondham Cluster.i spent the whole afternoon there and really enjoyed the wonderful atmosphere, far to much chocolate cake and listening to the children’s choir. We were joined during the afternoon by the Chair of South Norfolk District Council and his wife., who to seemed to enjoy the afternoon. It was also a chance for us all to view the new Youth Bus that has been provide by the churches. This bus is now parked on Browick Rd Recreation Ground on Friday evenings from 6.30-10.30 pm for the young people of the town.
The University of the Third Age
A visit to the U3A at the Central Hall on Thursday 13th June to celebrate the 12th or was it the 13th birthday something even the committee were divided on. But what ever birthday we were celebrating a lovely cake had been made for the occasion by Julie Slaughter. A very interesting talk Heraldry was given before I was asked to cut the celebration cake.
My name is Dianne Fernee and as your new Mayor I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself.
I consider myself Wymondham born and bred although my first three years were spent at High Oak (Wicklewood). I went to school at Browick Road and then at 11 moved to Wymondham Secondary Modern School for girls (now Wymondham High School). I spent most of my working life in the NHS in nursing then as a Cardiac Technician. In 2006 I went back into full time education at the UEA and obtained a degree in Medieval History. On completing my degree I work for the CO-OP Pharmacy as a trouble shooter/dispenser and RDM supporter. I am now semi-retired, and have recently taken up the post of Wedding Verger at the Abbey.
I have one son and three grandchildren as well as an extended family that gives me two extra unofficial grandchildren. I am also very lucky to have both my parents still alive. Family are very important to me.
I was in the past leader of 2nd Wymondham Girl Guides, assisted with Beaver’s and also reopened the Girl’s Venture Corp. And I still have a very strong interest in young people’s organisations.
I joined Wymondham Town Council because I am passionate about the Town and its future and it’s that belief in the town that prompted me to get involved.
My vision for Wymondham is to see sustainable growth for the town without compromising the unique historical nature of the Town. To see more facilities for the young people and encourage them to participate in the future of the Town. And finally I should like to see the businesses of Wymondham come together and create some sort of strategy for improving and maintain the town centre.
My pledge to you all is that I will strive to the best of my ability to do the best for Wymondham during my 12 months as Mayor.