The Senior Citizen Christmas Party 2017 saw the Town Hall full of merriment and excitement as local folk settled down to an afternoon of excellent food and entertainment all laid on and served by the Town Council Committee, friends and family.
Good company, excellent food, fine wine with a mix of high quality entertainment.
After the main course, Lynne Lovelock was invited up and started the entertainment with some beautiful renditions of popular folk songs and was then followed by the Montgomery Choir accompanied on piano by Hugh Antione Stephens. Next on was Sally Gartell Academy of Dance performing various dances to the delight of the audience and parents who had gathered at the back of the hall to watch their loved ones perform.
The Town Council once again pulled out all the stops to ensure everyone enjoyed the day with lots to remember and plenty to talk about when they got home.
Montgomery Town Mayor Eric Fairbrother added, "The party was a great success and I was delighted to see how much our " mature teenagers " of Montgomery enjoyed themselves." Eric added that this would also not be possible without the help of the council committee, friends and family and not least Sue Blower, our Town Crier who ensured in good Town Crier fashion that the proceedings of the day were clearly announced to our senior citizens.
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Montgomery Town Council – Destination Montgomery
Montgomery Town Council is pleased to announce, as a result of gaining successful funding from the Arwain (‘Leader’) project, a vacancy is now available for the position of a Development Officer for Destination Montgomery.
More details can be found by selecting "Current Vacancies" from the main Council page on this site.
Town Council Civic Service June 2016
Special thanks to Photographer Jack Butler for standing in at short notice.
Queens 90th Birthday Street Party
Mayor Making 10th June 2016
Eric Fairbrother opened the meeting with a very warm Montgomery welcome to a crowded audience. This is to be Eric’s second term in office. Having achieved some notable milestones while in office Eric said he was looking forward to another term working with the Town Council and Town Clerk to progress the future of Montgomery and its people.
Montgomery Town Council has worked hard over the past year seeing improvements to the Town Hall with the installation of a stair lift and improvements to the front entrance making it safer and more accessible. Further plans are in place for a brand new toilet block for both inside and out – none of these things would of course would be possible without the help of the Town Hall Trust and their valuable contribution to funding.
Eric said that tourism is something that the council are working hard on. With Montgomery Wales taking on average 8,000 hits per month and a new tourist site Visit Montgomery and an active facebook page - Montgomery has a great on line presence.
In addition to bringing Montgomery to an on-line audience, Montgomery is also proud to be part of “Walkers Are Welcome”. This brings in a new level of tourism for Montgomery, being set in an idyllic walking environment, Montgomery is ideally placed to cater to this popular and growing pastime. Having now achieved “Walkers Are Welcome” the Town Council are planning a walking festival to be held in the Autumn with the possibility of growing this into a regular festival that will secure Montgomery’s place on the tourist map.
Looking ahead, with activities abound, including a street party to commemorate the Queen’s birthday, a National Town Crier Competition and much more, the Town Council and I as Mayor are proud to serve the community of Montgomery.
Mayor Eric Fairbrother.
Photos from the 2016 Mayor Making
Beacon Lighting for the Queens 90th Birthday Celebrations
On Thursday 21st April 2016, Montgomery folk wrapped up warm and took to the hills, well, the Town Hill at least, for this evening the Town Mayor Eric Fairbrother was in preparation to join with others across the nation joining in lighting a Beacon in celebration of the Queens 90th Birthday. Before lighting the Beacon, Eric said a few words of thanks for those that had helped with the evenings preparations and then continued to read out a message from Prince Charles. After this he invited the crowd to join in a sing along headed by Nigel Pugh and his daughter and started off with the Welsh National Anthem, the National Anthem and Happy Birthday and concluded with 3 cheers for the Queen.
Set amongst the most idyllic scenery, the beacon was set alight by Town Mayor Mr Eric Fairbrother (pictured) to the delight of the crowd.
Images from the Town Hill
Cloverlands Model Car Museum Offical Opening 12th March 2016
Mayor Eric Fairbrother joins Cloverlands Model Car Museum official launch. To find out more about the official opening please click here or the picture to visit the Cloverlands page.