So after a week of extreme temperatures and dealing with COVID, Councillor Liz Jones is back on duty and attending events. “I’m sorry to have had to cancel a few things last week, but these are rebooked and in the diary for coming days / weeks,” said Cllr. Jones.

On Friday, the Town Mayor attended the first of fourteen University of Bedfordshire Graduation events that are being held. This was held at the Corn Exchange in Bedford and was a celebration of student achievements. A honorary doctorate was presented to Laura Church, Chief Executive of Bedford Borough Council.

On Saturday, Cllr. Jones spent time at the Roar into Archaeology event, run by Dunstable Town Council and the Quadrant Shopping Centre. The Quadrant was filled with craft activities, dinosaurs, crazy golf and cave men. “It was good to also have time to pop into some of the shops in The Quadrant to hear how they benefited from the extra footfall into the area. The model shop was fascinating to see and hear about the range of items they sell, the clubs they run and how they support the community,” said Cllr. Jones.

Madam Mayor also attended the Dunstable Croquet Club’s annual competition and presented the winner and runner up prizes. An all day competition on the lawn at Priory House which had over 30 players during the day.

On Sunday morning, Cllr. Jones met up with the Wombles to present them with some new equipment to help with their efforts in and around Dunstable at Community Litter Picks. Then it was a return trip to Bedford to the Bedford River Festival. As guest of the Mayor of Bedford, after a delicious afternoon tea, she was able to visit the festival and enjoy the fantastic atmosphere. “I know a lot of people travelled to Bedford for the event this weekend, I hope you had great fun!”

Councillor Jones continued to water the planters in Grove Gardens this last week, and will do so again this week. “It’s been lovely to get to know those walking through the gardens to work at 6am, and those walking their dogs. Thank you for remarking on how well the town is looking.”

“Next week is really important for our town, Britain in Bloom judges arrive on Friday. I want to put on record my sincere thanks to all of the Town Council’s Grounds Team, and all of those involved in Dunstable in Bloom. This is a great opportunity to showcase our town and I know you have put so much hard work into preparing for this visit. Thank you everyone.”