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Annual Parish Assembly, 17th April 2008
  

photograph of Mayor of Gravesham, Cllr Mrs Pat Oakeshott arriving at Higham Memorial Hall for the Annual Parish Assembly 2008photograph of the Annual Parish Assembly 2008 in action

(L) The Mayor of Gravesham, Cllr Mrs Pat Oakeshott arriving at Higham Memorial Hall for the Annual Parish Assembly 2008

The Mayor of Gravesham, Cllr Mrs Pat Oakeshott and Gravesham MP Adam Holloway attended the business part of Higham's Annual Parish Assembly 2008 on Thursday 17th April.  Around 50 parishioners came to hear reports on the Parish Council and local clubs and society's activities during the past year.  An Annual Newsletter and Report booklet was produced by the Parish Council and distributed to all dwellings.  Spare copies are available for a while from the Post Office and Higham Library.  To see an internet version, please click here.

During the Assembly, a cheque presentation was made to the Mayor for her charity funds.  £1,500.00 has been raised within Higham Parish from various fund-raising events such as the Young People's Concert and the choral evening at St Johns Church.  This money brought the Mayor's Charity Fund total to over £34,000 -- a highly creditable amount and a record for the Mayor's Charity.  

A particularly nice item was a surprise presentation made to the Mayor.  Unbeknownst to her, a portrait was commissioned by Higham Parish Council from a local artist, Richard Slater.  From her reaction, everybody knew the Mayor was flabbergasted by this gesture -- Mrs Oakeshott was - for once - speechless!!  After buffet refreshments, Richard gave a talk about RMS Titanic.   He brought along his splendid model made a few years ago by him and his two sons to put on display. 

Note the date now of next year's Parish Assembly - Thursday 16th April 2009.


photograph of The Mayor of Gravesham, Cllr Mrs Pat Oakeshott admiring Richard Slater's model of RMS Titanic   photograph of Richard Slater and his model of RMS Titanic
(Above) The Mayor of Gravesham, Cllr Mrs Pat Oakeshott (R) admiring Richard Slater's (L) model of RMS Titanic  
(Above) Richard Slater and his model of RMS Titanic
(Below ) RMS Titanic  
(Below) Adam Holloway,MP presents a cheque raised by activities in Higham village to The Mayor of Gravesham, Cllr Mrs Pat Oakeshott for her Mayor's Charity Fund
photograph of Richard Slater's model of Titanic   Adam Holloway,MP presents a cheque raised by activities in Higham village to The Mayor of Gravesham, Cllr Mrs Pat Oakeshott for her Mayor's Charity Fund
photograph of The Mayor of Gravesham, Cllr Mrs Pat Oakeshott with her portrait painted by Richard Slater   photograph of a speechless but delighted Mayor of Gravesham
(Above )The Mayor of Gravesham, Cllr Mrs Pat Oakeshott with her portrait painted by Richard Slater  
(Above) A speechless but delighted Mayor of Gravesham
photograph of Mayor Oakeshott's portrait

  

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