The Mayor of Sleaford, Coun Keith Dolby
It has been an honour for me to serve as the Mayor of Sleaford over the past year. Having grown up in Sleaford and having my own business within the town before I retired, has meant that the position of Mayor has meant a great deal to me.
Together with my wife, I have attended many events in Sleaford during the year and we have met a wide range of people. One thing that I have learnt is how much effort goes into charity work, schools and all the different organisations within the town. I would like to thank all the people that I have met on my Mayoral engagements this year for their warm welcome and for their hard work.
Sleaford Town Council have achieved many positive things this year. The Sleaford Museum, which will incorporate a unisex toilet, is almost complete. The old garages on Eastgate Car Park have been demolished and new parking spaces put in their place. Work and ideas are under way for new compost toilets at the allotments. The cemetery footpaths have continued to be upgraded.
The Sleaford Christmas Market was very successful this year and well attended. I would like to thank all those who worked on this event and may it continue to grow and be more successful as each year goes by.
We have a new Acting Clerk and Proper Officer in post in the Town Council office and also a new Services Supervisor, to oversee the services staff and the services work.
Due to the retirement of the Sleaford Town Crier, Geoff Brocklebank, we now have a new Town Crier in place, John Griffiths. I would like to welcome Mr Griffiths to his new post and thank Mr Brocklebank for his many years of service.
I would like to extend my thanks to my wife, the Sleaford Town Council staff and town councillors for their support this year.
I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.