The Mayor referred to the following Mayoral engagements:
· The 1940s Market at the end of October which had involved town centre shops and traders on the open and indoor markets, and had attracted thousands of residents and visitors into the town centre;
· Commemorative events over the Remembrance period including opening a new ‘Gateway Path’ at Spital Cemetery, attending the annual Festival of Remembrance and taking part in services at Staveley, Chesterfield Parish Church and Christ Church;
· The large number of primary schools that had visited the Mayor’s Parlour and Council Chamber for the Local Democracy programme;
· A celebration at St Mary and All Saints Church for Derbyshire Carers Association to recognise the valuable contribution made by Derbyshire’s 130,000 unpaid carers.
The Mayor thanked Members for wearing festive attire to the Council meeting to raise funds for the Mayor’s Appeal.