2014

Flying Officer Ted Little went on a visit to Air Traffic Control on Friday 21st November 2014. He joined in the Movember fundraising as you can see in one of the pictures below.

Ted Little and the Mayor would like to say a massive thank you to all the wonderful staff he met on Friday, who made this one of the most memorable visits so far on RAF Brize Norton.

 

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The Mayor's Teddy Bear, Ted Little, has been promoted from Pilot Officer to Flying Officer.  Cllr Mrs Dee Bulley has been busy making a new uniform for him, seen below, with the words 'I AM A SSAFA BEAR' on the back as he continues on his travels to raise awareness of Britain's oldest military charity.

 

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The Mayor's Teddy Bears Picnic took place on Thursday 18th September and was a great success with over 250 attendees and more than £300 being raised for charity.  The RAF Falcons display team parachuted onto the Alvescot Road Recreation Ground with the Mayor's Teddy Bear, Plt Off Ted Little, who has been flying around the world under the care of RAF Brize Norton's 99 Squadron, with Teddy Bears belonging to a select number of children in Carterton. The Recreation Ground was filled with different stalls and children's entertainment as well as a barbecue.


 

  

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Rosie Herridge, pictured below with the Mayor, received a certificate and letter of thanks for all she has done as one of the Mayor's Air Cadets and as President of the Carterton Community Champions.

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Tom Bennett, pictured below with the Mayor, received a certificate and letter of thanks for holding two charity magic shows raising £60.  He chose to donate all money raised to the Mayor's chosen charities, including SSAFA.

 

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The Mayor's Teddy Bear, Plt Off Ted Little, will be travelling with 99 Sqn to visit troops all over the world and have his log book signed in order to raise money for SSAFA, a British based charitable organisation set up to help former and serving members of the British Armed Forces. If you would like to donate to this worthwhile cause, then please click on the link below, which will take you straight to the JustGiving page.

www.justgiving.com/cartertonmayorsteddybearspicnic  

or alternatively, there is a collection bucket at the Town Hall.

 

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Saturday saw a Clothes Swap and Craft Fair come to Brownes Hall. There were stalls from Kat Designs, demonstrating sewing and upcycling of clothing, Alex Williams of Oxford Wood Recycling and Nicki Burnett of Nicki's Cloth Nappy Shop.  Thanks go to Suzi Coul for organising the day, volunteers from the RAFA Calendar Girls for helping the day run smoothly, Helen and Douglas House for donating clothes for the clothes swap and The Original Factory Shop for lending some clothes rails and coat hangers.

 

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Friday's Compost Giveaway saw 50 bags of free compost made from locally recycled garden waste given away to local residents in Carterton.  Altogether, 75 people turned up to the event to get free recipe books, caddy liners and receive information and tips on recycling.  Residents were also offered the chance of buying a discounted compost bin in a £10 cash deal. West Oxfordshire District Council's Sian Stokes, Carterton Town Council's Scott Edwards and Carterton Town Councillor Roger Crapper were on hand to help distribute the compost.

 

On Thursday, as part of the 'Carterton Goes Green Week' a 'Love Food, Hate Waste' event took part at the local market.  West Oxfordshire District Council's Sian Stokes along with Carterton Town Council's Teresa Whitford and Scott Edwards were on hand to give advice and useful tips to another 150 residents on how to reduce your food waste at home as well as other general recycling tips.  They handed out a number of freebies including food waste caddy liners, recipe books, recipe card for leftovers, re-usable shopping bags, rice measures and much more.

Tuesday's 'Carterton Goes Green Week' event took place on Tower Square and saw Carterton Town Council's Scott Edwards, West Oxfordshire District Council's Sian Stokes and Oxfordshire County Council's Beck Lake talking to 150 local residents about recycling in Carterton and West Oxfordshire.  they handed out information on recycling, free caddie liners and nets for recycling bins as well as food waste and recycling containers.

 

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'Carterton Goes Green Week' was kicked off with a community litter pick starting outside of the Town Hall.  The Alvescot Road Recreation Ground and much of the Town Centre was covered with around 40 volunteers, consisting of three Town Councillors, including the Mayor, members from the ICE Centre in Carterton, Carterton Cubs, two Town Council employees and members of the general public, collecting 11 bags of general waste and nine bags of recycling.

The Mayor would like to thank everyone who took part

 

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The Mayor receiving a cheque from pupils at Gateway School. The money was raised at their Camo Day in aid of SSAFA, one of the Mayor's Charities for 2014/15. The pupils pictured are, from left to right, Ethan Flowers, Alfie Flowers, Conner O'Brien, Poppy Winship and Zoe Sullivan.

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Suzi Coul and her children visiting the Carterton Community Food Bank with a donation of £200 from the residents of Manor Road, Carterton.  The money was raised from the 'Manor Road Big Lunch' held on 1st June 2014.

 

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MNC James Knopt, MN1 David Toyloy, MN2 Travis Krickof III, MN3 John Maddy and MN3 Paige Hensel, all US Navy Personnel who were stationed at RAF Fairford, visited the Mayor for English Afternoon Tea on 19th June 2014.  They were also joined by Cllr Mrs Dee Bulley and  Flt Lt Owen Newman.

 

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The Mayor (pictured centre, third row back, light blue jacket) at May's District Council Meeting at the West Oxfordshire District Council Offices, Woodgreen, Witney.

 

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The Mayor during a visit to RAF Fairford on Monday 9th June and below with Sqn Ldr Jayne Robertson.

 

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The Mayor attending the opening of Lights Up Carterton.  For more information on Carterton Lights Up, please click here.

 

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The Mayor receiving a donation to the Food Bank from Helen Lawrence, Head of Wyvern House at Carterton Community College.

 

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The Mayor with Murray and Ann Nielson, visitors from Carterton, New Zealand who called into the Town Hall on Wednesday 11th June as they wanted to strengthen the link with Carterton, Oxfordshire and discuss the possibility of twinning the two Cartertons. Watch this space for further news.

 

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The Mayor receiving a donation from the Beersheeba International Faith Church, pictured below with Pastor Blesson Kallimel.

 

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The Mayor receiving a donation to the Food Bank from the Logistics Squadron at RAF Brize Norton.

 

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The Mayor receives a cheque for £124.15, along with some food donations, from Slimming World Carterton for the new Carterton Community Food Bank - 11th April 2014 

 

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Cub Scouts visit Mayor Mrs Lynn Little at the Town Hall - 31st March 2014

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Carterton Community Food Bank opens - 31st March 2014

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Pavilion redecoration for use by Carterton Community Food Bank by volunteers from RAF Brize Norton and RAF Falcons  - February 2014

 
 

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