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A weekend in the life of Mayor of Gillingham

A weekend in the life of new Mayor of Gillingham Councillor Belinda Ridout

Over the weekend of 23rd/24/25th June new Mayor Belinda found herself very busy attending  firstly The Fun Palace event at Gillingham Library, where they got her in a paddling pool of  washing up liquid to make a bubble that comes right over you. The bubble didn’t quite work but she came out with squeaky clean feet and created some artwork in river mud!

She returned to the Library on the Saturday morning to meet Mark and Vrag, Digital Champions, who are at the library every Saturday between 10am and 12noon, to help anyone with computer problems for free.

It was only a stones throw to Gillingham Primary School fete at 11am where the Mayor welcomed everyone and was introduced to a very talented young magician, Ruben, had a python wrapped around her and had a go at “Quidditch”.


A touch of magic to transport her onto the St Mary’s Church fete, where she tucked into a very nice snake sweet.

Finally it came to the opening of Little Gems, the new nursery on the Brickfields Industrial Estate.

That was enough for one weekend especially as earlier that week the Mayor had attended the presentation of £250 from the Lions Club of Shaftesbury and Mere to Hipp Bones.

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