Each borough in Greater Manchester hold Citizenship Ceremonies. Administered and conducted by the Register Offices, a Deputy Lieutenant attends each ceremony and congratulates the attendees on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen and the Lord-Lieutenant.
At a recent Trafford Citizenship Ceremony, children from Year 6 of St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Sale attended, recited a Poem, presented each of the new Citizens with a souvenir book mark and heartedly joined in the singing of the National Anthem.
Their presence added greatly to the occasion and was welcomed by all present. The children are pictured with Paul Goddard LVO DL and The Mayor of Trafford, Councillor Judith Lloyd. Paul said, "The children really made the new citizens feel welcome. This was a great idea by Trafford Register Office and really adds to the sense of occasion"
If you want to become a British Citizen you will find guidance here.
All Saints Primary School in Gorton held a "World at Work Week" between the 13th March and the 17th March 2017. During the week they had visits to the Football Museum, Gorton Monastery and the Space Project as well as holding a job fair where the children were given the opportunity to interview people from different professions in order to find out more about each role.
Paul Griffiths DL, who grew up in Gorton, is a previous High Sheriff and the Chairman of the Gorton Monastery Trust. He attended at the school to talk about his current and previous roles and his duties as a Deputy Lieutenant at the school assembly.
The children were very excited as he went to the school in his uniform and took time out to visit all the classrooms so that all the children had the opportunity to ask lots of questions.
The picture shows him with Ms Toni Elliott Headteacher and all the form leaders.
Deputy Lieutenant, Joyce Redfearn CBE, presented a cheque from the Duchy of Lancaster Benevolent Fund to St Elizabeth’s Church Aspull, Wigan.
The cheque was handed to Rev Simon Pritchard following the morning service on Sunday 19th February. Joyce then had an opportunity to speak with church members and listen to what has been done over the past 6 years to restore the building, and also what the future plans are. She was also given a copy of the church guide book containing relevant historical facts and information about the building.
The money will be used as part of a huge fundraising effort by the church to upgrade the internal facilities of the building so that it is more accessible to community groups of all ages throughout the week. The facilities will include a meeting room new toilets including disabled facilities and a new well equipped kitchen area.
After £17m and two years of building work, Altrincham Hospital is finally ready.
This project marks the arrival of a truly world-class medical facility for the local community around Trafford and Altrincham. The 75,000 sq ft hospital was opened to the public on Monday April 27th.
This development will provide an expanded range of general and specialist health services in a modern, high quality healthcare environment.
The new digital radiography equipment, currently being installed at a cost of £350,000, will also produce much higher quality results for staff to view. It will be capable of producing images within five seconds, both within the hospital and at other hospital sites within the Trust for review by specialist consultant radiologists if required to aid diagnosis. It will be mobile and located on the ground floor.
In addition, there will be a number of new and extended services including a new renal dialysis unit, a major expansion of ophthalmic clinics, and expanded adult and children’s audiology services.
The new hospital will provide a wide range of general and specialist out-patient and diagnostic services.
Diane Hawkins was invited to attend the Bolton Council of Mosques Open Day on 29 October. This is an annual event when the BCOM showcase the services they offer to the community.
The Mayor and Mayoress of Bolton also attended and enjoyed meeting members of the Council of Mosques and watched the young people’s group which demonstrating their prowess at judo.
They all had the opportunity to sample the excellent home cooking provided, including a chickpea curry and bhajis.