A quiet week in the sense that Town Mayor Cllr. Liz Jones saw only one official engagement: but a lively week with Halloween and Bonfire Night!

Coconut Garden launched their Thai Tapas night and asked Cllr. Jones to attend formally as Mayor. “It was a lovely evening and an opportunity to try new foods from their delicious menu, at the same time as thanking them for their continued support to the community,” remarked Dunstable Town Mayor. Coconut Garden are finalists in this week’s Bedfordshire and Luton Community Awards in the category Community Business of the Year and we wish them the best of luck!

The search for a Christmas card design ended on 31 October, with over 45 entries received across the three age categories. Deputy Mayor Cllr. Lisa Bird and Cllr. Liz Jones got together on Thursday to look at all the entries and to make their decisions. The winners are being contacted this week and will be announced on social media after this weekend’s Remembrance activities. All entries will receive a small gift, and the three winners will be invited to collect their prizes from the Mayor at The Workhouse on Saturday 3 December at 11 am.

The Mayor took the opportunity to take a few days away in Suffolk and visited Southwold at the weekend, and this post-box topper stood out as she walked the High Street. We know we have at least one decorated post-box topper in Dunstable in Canesworde Road on a regular basis – do we have any more?

So, we are now at the turning point of the Mayoral year, this coming week focuses very much on Remembrance. Dunstable is steeped in history and recognises those that have served and lost their lives for their country. The War Memorial is the focus for this week’s acts of remembrance and the Mayor encourages the town’s people to come together on Friday 11 Novembe and Sunday 13 November just before 11 am.

If you would like the Mayor to attend any of your events, visit your business, school or organisation please contact Ian.Reed@Dunstable.gov.uk