Chairman's Communications

20 November 2008

The Chairman will expand upon each of the following engagements during the County Council Meeting.

Sep 19

A celebration of the life of Honorary Alderman Sue Bartlett.

Sep 20

Southampton Boat Show to launch Maritime Centre of Excellence - Lloyds Register - new Boldrewood Campus.

Sep 21

Boys' Brigade in Hampshire, 125th Anniversary Service.

Sep 22

HEP Constructing Excellence visit to Ashburton Court.

Sep 23

Leader's Frontline Reception

Sep 24

Basingstoke & Deane Civic Day.

Sep 24

Institute of Directors visit to INTECH.

Sep 25

Opening of the New Forest Treehouse Study Centre, Beaulieu - Countryside Education Trust.

Sep 26

Long Service Reception in the Great Hall.

Sep 27

Hampshire Association of Local Councils AGM.

Sep 27

Army Benevolent Fund Concert.

Oct 1

Winchester University Launch of Centre for Real World Learning - Baroness Estell Morris.

Oct 2

Winchester University Lecture - British Federation of Women Graduates.

Oct 3

Hart Civic Day.

Oct 5

Hampshire Harvest Festival Service - Winchester Cathedral.

Oct 7

Launch of the Basingstoke DVD.

Oct 8

Reception for retirement of the Chief Constable and his Deputy.

Oct 9

Youth Clubs of Hampshire AGM.

Oct 12

Law Sunday Service.

Oct 13

Naomi House Foundation Stone Ceremony for Jack's Place.

Oct 13

Romsey CAB AGM.

Oct 14

Age Concern AGM, Great Hall.

Oct 14

Winchester University launch of the School of Media and Film by Mark Byford, Deputy Director General of the BBC.

Oct 17

Visit to Hayling Island - Councillor Ted Gale and Mayor of Havant, Councillor John Smith.

Oct 20

Winchester University conferment of Research Degree awarding powers and the Grant of Arms.

Oct 21

Reception to celebrate 50 years of contribution and involvement with the Building, Construction & Conservation.

Oct 22

Winchester University Degree Ceremony - Winchester Cathedral.

Oct 23

British Academy Lecture by Sir Barry Cunliffe.

Oct 24

Swedish delegation hosted by Chairman and Councillor Mel Kendal.

Oct 27

Hampshire Poppy Appeal Launch - Aldershot.

Oct 28

Portsmouth City Council conferment Ceremony for the Freedom of the City to Harry Redknapp and Portsmouth Football Club.

Oct 29

Dinner for Hampshire Estate and Land Owners - Serle's House.

Oct 30

Opening of Hampshire Integrated Community Equipment Service Depot - Basingstoke.

Oct 30

Silver Anniversary of Bredoncare - Royal Society of Medicine, London.

Nov 1

Afghan Action Event - Winchester.

Nov

2-9

Visit to China at the invitation of Southampton & Fareham Chamber of Commerce - Qingdao City to celebrate their 10 year Accord (funded entirely by the Chairman personally).

Nov 11

Reception and lunch on the QE2 in the presence of HRH the Duke of Edinburgh.

Nov 11

Reception for sponsors of Winchester Festival - Serle's House.

Nov 12

Prince'sTrust Annual Awards Ceremony hosted by Vodafone.

Nov 13

Launch of the South East Hants Truths Report - House of Commons, hosted by Alan Whitehead MP.

Nov 16

Hart District Council Civic Dinner in aid of Naomi House.

Nov 17

Meritorious Service Awards Ceremony for Reserve Forces and Cadets.

Nov 18

Queen's Award 2008 for Sustainable Development - East Meon.

Nov 19

Test Valley Community Services AGM.

In total the Chairman has attended 46 engagements since the last County Council Meeting.

The Vice Chairman has deputised for the Chairman at 9 engagements since the last County Council.

Congratulations to the Leader on being made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

On the 12th November the Annual "Celebrate Success" Awards Dinner for the South East Region was held. Yinnon Ezra was a finalist for the Volunteer of the Year Award. There were over 50 nominations for this award, so being presented with the award is a great honour.

Copies of the Hampshire Interfaith Calendar will be available for sale at £3.99 a copy prior to the start of the Council Meeting on Thursday morning and at the lunch break.

The calendar is being officially launched on 1st December in the evening at Winchester Discovery Centre - to which members are most welcome. On that occasion the school children who won the calendar design competition will be presented with their awards. There were over 400 entries.

Orders for copies of the calendar can be sent to ed.walton@hants.gov.uk - and of course those members who kindly sponsored the calendar will be receiving 10 complimentary calendars. Members who have not yet sponsored the calendar may still do so.