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The Town Mayor, Councillor Rosemary Farmer                                                                                 The Town Mayor and her consort, sister-in-law Sue Farmer

The Town Mayor 2013/ 14 Councillor Rosemary Farmer

Councillor Rosemary Farmer grew up in the Chilterns. After graduating with a degree in English Language and Literature she moved toLondonworking for over 25 years in the City ofLondontravelling extensively on business in Europe andNorth America. In 1999 Rosemary came to Harpenden with her mother, Renée, to be near her twin brother Derek, sister- in- law Sue and niece Rosalind.  

After the deaths of her mother and brother in 2006 Rosemary decided she would like to be more actively involved in the town and in 2007 was elected to Harpenden Town Council serving as Town Mayor in 2009/10. Last year Rosemary was Deputy Mayor and has previously served as Chair of Policy & Finance. In 2012 Rosemary was elected a District Councillor at St Albans City & District Council.

Rosemary is an active volunteer in the community serving as Chairman of The Harpenden Day Centre Association (Seniors Club) and Druglink Ltd, anHemel Hempsteadbased charity providing a wide range of substance misuse related services nationally and locally. She is also a governor ofHighBeechesPrimary School.

This year Rosemary has chosen to support two charities. The Harpenden Trust and The Royal Anglian Regiment Benevolent Charity. For more than 60 years The Harpenden Trust, which is run entirely by volunteers, has been there to help individuals and families in Harpenden who are suffering hardship, financial or otherwise. The Royal Anglian Regiment Benevolent Charity assists serving or former members of The Royal Anglian Regiment or Former Regiments and their dependents who are in need, hardship or distress. Harpenden is a recruiting town for The Regiment and it is very much our Regiment. Rosemary is delighted that she can use her mayoral year to promote these two wonderful charities.

The Town Mayor's theme for the year is 'Love of Country and Community'.

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Civic Service - 9 June 2013                

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Discovery Day on the Common - 15 June                                       Summer Planting 15 June and Craft Evening 17 June - 1st Harpenden Brownies

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         Armed Forces Day - 29 June                                           Harpenden UNA Garden Party - 27 July                  Hertfordshire and Middlesex Wildlife Trust 
                                                                                                                                                                                Photography Exhibition - 16 August 
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                                                             Civic Visit to Alzey - Celebrating Town Twinning - 50 years Alzey and Harpenden. 
Signs unveiled for Harpenden and Josselin.                                                    Presentations and speeches - 24 August 2013      
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                            Special Meeting of the Council - 12 September 2013 - Conferring the Freedom of the Town to The Royal Anglian Regiment
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           Charity Race Night - 15 November 2013                      Mayor's at Home for the Charities - 5 December 2013  (photos courtesy of John Olley)
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    Christmas Tree Festival - St Nicholas Parish Church - 10 December 2013        Nu Me event 16 January 2014
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Quiz Night - The Quiz Night held in July was a great success and raised £1378.89 for the Town Mayor's charities.
Race Night - The Charity Race Night has raised over £2,300 for the Town Mayor's charities. 
Mayor's at Home for Charities  - A lovely festive event, which raised £562.46 for the charities.
Murder Mystery Evening -  An entertaining and fun event which raised over £700 for the charities. 

Thank you to everyone for their support.  

The Town Mayor has been able to raise over £9000 in total for her chosen charities;  from charity events/activities and from donations made direct to the charities as a result of the Town Mayor's events.  The charities were each presented with a cheque at the Annual Town Meeting on Monday 31 March 2014.


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