Mayor's Photo Gallery
The photos displayed are from a range of the Mayor's special events and public engagements.
The Mayoral Team 2018-2019
The Worshipful the Mayor, Councillor Lesley Smetham and her Consort, Mr David Smetham
The Mayor was invited to "cut the ribbon" at the official opening of the brand new showroom for "LOAF" in Wilmslow where ice-cream was available from their on-site old school style Ice Cream Parlour.
Nantwich Film Festival held their 3rd Annual Festival and the Mayor was asked to perform the opening ceremony.
The Mayor and Consort attended the Disley and Newtown Well Dressing Event and the Mayor was asked to open the event. There was Musical Entertainment by the Poynton Swing Band and their was a Formal Blessing of the gift of water by the Reverend Margaret Owens.
Sandbach Civic Parade and Church Service took place at St Mary's Church Sandbach. The Parade assembled on Scotch Common and proceeded to the War Memorial where the Mayor laid a wreath in tribute of remembrance.
Crewe Military Festival Committee held their 3rd Military Festival and Armed Forces Day at Queens Park in Crewe. Armed Forces Day is a chance to show support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets.
Prestbury House Care Home in Macclesfield held an "Africa Day" for their residents and the Mayor was invited along to take part.
The Mayor was invited to take part in a "photocall" at Crewe Crematorium by "Men in Sheds" who had made a bench for the gardens within the Cemetery. Men in Sheds is a project started by Age UK Cheshire in the autumn of 2008. It is based on an Australian project called Mens Sheds, which has expanded greatly over the last few years with around 1000 sheds now open. Age UK Cheshire's Men in Sheds project currently has 4 sheds, in Hartford, Ellesmere Port, Crewe and Chester.
The ‘sheds’ are a euphemism for a club and is actually an industrial unit where men can meet to undertake a variety of activities such as woodworking, metalworking, art and computers - almost like a youth club for the over 50’s!
Every year Crewe and Nantwich Twinning Association (CANTA) host a Summer School for Students from their Twin Town in Macon, France and the Mayor was invited to the Municipal Buildings in Crewe to meet the Group.
The Stanley Centre in Knutsford held their "30th" Anniversary an the Mayor was invited along to join in the celebrations. The Stanley Centre provides day opportunities for adults in Knutsford and the surrounding areas. The Centre provides services for people who have a learning disability, people with physical disabilities and older people.
Redesmere Sailing Club in Siddington, Macclesfield held a "Ladies Day" in conjunction with Sport England's 'This Girl Can' campaign. and the Mayor was invited along to take part and to go sailing.
The Samaritans' of South Cheshire held a National Awareness Day (in association with Network Rail) on the platforms of Crewe Station. The Mayor was invited to meet Samaritans', Volunteers, Passengers and Virgin Rail Staff. The National 24/7 Annual Event took place at over 100 UK stations in order to promote the Samaritans' Service. The day was part of a national programme to reduce the number of deaths by suicide on the network.
The Mayor was invited to attend the Redesmere Fete at Siddington Village Hall. Redesmere Fete is one of the most picturesque traditional village fetes in this part of the UK. Where most villages have a Rose Queen, Redesmere has a Water Lily Queen, who is rowed across Redesmere, which sits in the centre of the village, and is crowned on the shore of the mere by the King of Redesmere. The first Queen was crowned in 1935 and her successors have been crowned every year since, with a break for the Second World War.
Friends of Queens Park invited the Mayor to attend the launch of a Wheelchair Friendly Swing and Green Flag Raising at Queens Park in Crewe.
During 2009 the ‘Friend’s’ group became Constituted, and today has evolved into a number of specialism’s - these include the popular ANTS, the Wildlife, Angling and Eventing groups, plus input from many other valued partners.
The Mayor attended a Cheshire East Reflects Event at Tatton Park marking the Centenary of the First World War. Some visitors came in costume - the Mayor is pictured with two "Suffragettes" who entered into the spirit of the occasion and Councillor Ellie Brooks.
Each year the Cheshire East Highways team and partners hold a charity fundraising event. For the last five years they have donated the proceeds to the Majors charities. The Mayor is pictured at Brunswick Wharf, Congleton, receiving a cheque for £1800.
The Royal British Legion and Cheshire Reflects launched the Macclesfield 2018 Poppy Appeal Launch in the Market Place at Macclesfield. At the launch members of the public were invited to add a 'Thank You' message to the WWI generation on some specially designed boards. The Mayor was invited to be the first to add a message and pose for a photo.
The Mayor held a Competition to design her Christmas Card for 2018. The children from Gawsworth Primary School were asked to send in their designs. The Mayor is pictured with the winner and runners up.
The Mayor was invited to CHYPS (Cheshire Youth Pantomime Society) Pantomime "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" at The Woodford Centre and went back stage after the performance to meet the cast. CHYPS is a charity based in Cheshire East and
performs an annual pantomime involving over forty 11 to 19 year olds from Cheshire East High Schools.
In the 50th year of Hospital Radio in Crewe the Mayor of Cheshire East, Cllr Lesley Smetham and her Consort and husband David visited the studio at Leighton Hospital on the 13 February 2019, for an interview with presenter Stewart Green and technician and Chairman of Hospital Radio Leighton, Bob Squirrell. The Mayor provided a number of music choices with personal stories to be played during the evening to go along with questions about Lesley’s life in politics, the role of the Mayor, her chosen charities and her year so far. She also talked about looking forward to the months leading up to May when she hands over the chain to the next Mayor and the election in which all Cheshire East Councillors will be up for re-election and the fact that she will have her hands tied due to the role of the Mayor having to be non-political and so her local party workers will have to campaign on her behalf while she fulfils her Mayoral duties.
The Mayor held an "Afternoon Tea" for representatives from "Friends for Leisure", one of her Charities.