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Events that give Gainsborough a buzz

June 27, 2014 12:17 PM
By Councillor Mick Tinker - Town Mayor - Gainsborough Town Council in First published in Gainsborough Standard
Originally published by East Midlands Liberal Democrats

Mike TinkerAs your Town Mayor I have had a busy schedule attending and chairing meetings discussing a variety of issues from planning, parks and cemeteries . I visited the public presentation for the proposed wind turbine masts on Saundby marshes. The consultants informed me that very few people attended, in fact less than twenty, and of that number the majority were in favour of the wind farm. This application now goes before the planning committee at Bassetlaw District Council.

Along with the Town Clerk, and accompanied by an officer from West Lindsey District Council, I attended primary schools to promote awareness of the forthcoming Gainsborough town plan. When we devised the idea of a community lead plan covering the expansion of our town over the next twenty years we felt it would be best to seek young people's ideas first as it is their future we shall be planning. The primary schools will make their presentations to town councillors and others at Gainsborough Academy next month. I expect to be impressed by the originality of the presentations and the ideas they will be putting forward. However everyone has the opportunity to give town councillors their ideas for the future by meeting us at our stall in Marshall's Yard this Saturday morning.

I was pleased to attend the under fives games on Marshall's Sports Field with enthusiasm from all involved both organisers and families. The recent young people's World Cup Tournament organised by our own football development officer at the Hickman Bacon Memorial Park, more commonly known as the Levellings, was a resounding success. My thanks go to all the volunteers on the day including fellow town councillors and the young team of referees who supported us.

A visit to see the clean up operation that continues on and around Lea Rd Station was impressive and a credit to all the volunteers involved to whom I give my thanks on behalf of station users.

Many people have expressed disappointment because there was no Riverside Festival this year. However events have, and are, happening in the town. I attended the Viking Festival at the Old Hall for which the heavens unfortunately opened, the tractor festival in summer sun held at Marshall's Yard and a new event for Gainsborough a Mini rally in the Market Place. On July 5th the Independent Traders are holding a American event in the Market Square. These attractions give our town a buzz and feel good factor.