Sunday, 25 September 2011
The rosettes are finally being worn! Bought four years ago in anticipation of my first election campaign, Elaine and I are wearing our rosettes and taking every opportunity to remind parishioners that there is an election for Connétable.
St Saviour held the first Hustings for Connétable on Thursday, 22 October, and we were delighted to see a good turn out to listen to Sadie Rennard and I answer parishioners' questions. The Parish Hall was virtually full and there was an enthusiastic and friendly atmosphere... after all, we all want the same thing: the best for our Parish.
I am already out and about in the Parish, as I so often am, meeting people, listening to your views and sharing mine.
There are some notable events coming up ... deliveries have begun of La Cloche, our parish magazine, and that contains a feature on all the St Saviour candidates for election, as well as lots of parish news.
On Friday, 7 October, between 9 and 10 am, Sadie and I will be taking part in a radio phone-in programme on BBC Radio Jersey and you will be receiving a copy of my manifesto in the next week or so.
I am trying to visit as many people as I can but, with more than 8,000 on the Electoral Roll, I am not going to get to everybody so do try and come along to my candidate's surgery on Wednesday, 12 October between 6 and 8 pm at Le Quesne's Garden Centre. There is plenty of parking outside and I will be happy to discuss any issues you may have.
Monday, 8 December 2008
It was then that, with some awe, we watched the Parish float, Curtain Call, worthy winner of the Prix d'Excellence, reach new heights in its presentation after many hours of hard work by the St Saviour's Battle of Flowers committee and members. We were so proud of our parish and the community spirit that went into this really amazing spectacle. The lights and the dark skies suited the theme and it really did seem to "float" as it passed by as if carried on a pool of green light. Our dancers and lady attendants gave a wonderful performance while handing out sweeties to the youngsters...and a few oldsters like us as well.
Miss St Saviour looked stunning in her place of honour on the float.
Sunday, 16 November 2008
Wednesday, 12 November 2008
"We shall remember them".
A mother who lost a soldier son in the Second World War said: "To the world he was a soldier, but to me he was the world." My generation has been very lucky in not being called to serve our country in this way and, even more importantly, we have not had to watch our sons go off to war, although it is a sad fact that British service personnel have died in action in every year from 1900, except in Aden in 1968, and each one had someone at home to receive the sad news.
Wednesday, 5 November 2008
After the events at Granville School, around 40 people met Blue Badge guides Sue Hardy and Peter Double for an educational, historical and wildlife stroll through the school grounds, via the wildlife pond project, Swan Farm, Rectory Lane, St Saviour’s churchyard and not forgetting our own St Saviour in Bloom wildlife project in Jardin des Buttes.
We were so lucky with the weather, which was like a summer’s day, and also with the willing helpers from several parish associations and societies, who threw open the Parish Hall and gave everyone a chance to find out what was happening in St Saviour while enjoying a cup of tea or coffee and a delicious WI homemade cake. My thanks go to everyone who made this such a successful occasion.
Pictures by Chris Carter
Saturday, 16 August 2008
Friday, 15 August 2008
It was so exciting trying to read the prize cards as the floats came into view...
Parish of St Saviour, "Curtain Call": Prix d'Excellence! Best Costumes! First in Class! Parish of St Saviour Juniors: Prix Decor! First in Class!
What a day! From the early hours of the morning when the final flowers were glued in place, to the tension of manoeuvring the float out of the Depot and on to the road and then the sheer excitement that built up as we awaited the arrival of "Curtain Call" on the arena, the Battle of Flowers was a nail-biting event. It was as we applauded Trinity's fine entry and their award that we realised that they were pointing over their shoulders towards where our float was waiting back along the road...'You've done well,' they seemed to be saying. And we had. But to be the best in our class, to receive the award for the Best Costumes and the Prix d'Excellence, and for our juniors to be awarded First in Class and the Prix Decor is not done without hard work, particularly from designers Jean Roche and Samantha Dean, Terry Gorvel and the St Saviour's Battle of Flowers Committee and also from the many parishioners who joined in and took part. The Battle of Flowers is our biggest community event in the parish and all ages gave countless hours to achieve such a fantastic result.