Oadby and Wigston Borough Council AGM and Mayor Making Reception.
On Tuesday 14 May Oadby and Wigston Borough Council held their AGM where the Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year 2019 were recognised by Councillor David Carter the outgoing Mayor.
Citizen of the Year
Amy Paynton was awarded Citizen of the Year for her hard work and dedication working as a volunteer as Chair of the Neighbour Hub Committee at Boulter Crescent and supporting the residents and for the close working relationships she has built up with Leicestershire Police, Community Safety Partnership and other organisations. Amy continues to volunteer in many areas to support the local community.
Young Citizen of the Year
Corey Goodson was awarded Young Citizen of the Year for his strength of character in making the decision to change his way of life in a positive way and become a role model for his peers. Corey has made huge strides in turning his life around which has resulted in him being given a leadership role in the KICKS project which is run by Leicester City FC at Wigston Academy where he works with and coaches younger children. He has also represented the Wigston project at several events and has been put forward for his FA Coaching badges due to the positive influence he has had on the younger children.
The incoming Mayor and Deputy Mayor
Councillor Lynda Eaton was inaugurated as Mayor for 2019-2020 and is looking forward to representing the borough and meeting residents and businesses throughout her year. Councillor Eaton has chosen Leicester Children’s Holidays as her charity – look out for updates and details of events on our Website and Facebook page throughout the year.
Councillor Lily Kaufman was inaugurated as Deputy Mayor for 2019-2020 and she is looking
forward to supporting Councillor Eaton in her role.
Mayor Making Reception at Parklands Leisure Centre
After the AGM the Mayor hosted a dinner for her guests at Parklands Leisure Centre where they were greeted by Musicamici Clarinet Quintet. Everyone Active provided a wonderful dinner and the evening was run by James Naylor, Manager of the Centre. Rev Tom Cox was on hand to say grace and pray for the Mayor and the congregation
The evening was wrapped up by the Mayor saying her thanks to everyone attending and for the support for the evening, she then handed over to Parvez Bhatt, Chairman of Leicester Children’s Holidays, to say a few closing words about the charity.