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Congratulations Letters

The Mayor of Newbury, has sent the following letters. To see the content of the letter, please click the title below.

January 2023

I would like to offer my congratulations to everyone who was involved in the collection and donation of 100 toys to Home-Start West Berkshire as part of your SEWA activities.

 

Congratulations to all involved.

My most sincere congratulations to you on receiving approval of the planning application to refurbish the Old Library into a new space for community engagement and wellbeing programmes; and creating a new 100 seat studio theatre in the town.

 

I look forward to seeing how this project develops, providing a new facility for the community to enjoy.

 

Very many congratulations.

I would like to offer my most sincere congratulations to you for raising over £1200 for Berkshire Vision through your sponsored swim.

 

Taking part in this challenge, swimming over 4km when blind is a truly wonderful achievement. You’re a fantastic advocate for raising awareness of sight loss.

 

Very many congratulations.

I would like to offer my congratulations to everyone who was involved in the organisation of Newbury’s first festival of Pongal.

 

It was wonderful to be invited to this event, and to understand more about this traditional Hindu harvest festival. It’s great to see these cultural celebrations in the town.

 

Congratulations to all involved.

I would like to offer my congratulations to everyone who was involved in the organisation and delivery of another very successful Volunteering Fair at The Corn Exchange.

 

It’s fantastic to see so many orgainisations come together, with lots of public interest in wanting to help the community.

 

Very many congratulations to all involved.

I would like to offer my congratulations to you on your play, The Third Tunnel, now being published as a novel 20 years following its original release.

 

A wonderful achievement, very many congratulations.

I would like to offer my most sincere congratulations to all who were involved in celebrating Orthodox Christmas Day together at Newbury Baptist Church Hall.

 

After what has been an awful year for so many Ukrainians, it’s lovely that so many of the community came together to enjoy this celebration sharing traditional values.

I would like to offer my most sincere congratulations to all who were involved in developing the Pay It Forward Scheme, where you were able to offer more than 500 tickets to your pantomime to those who may not have been able to attend.

 

This is wonderful achievement, and a great initiative to ensure that the arts is accessible to all. Very many congratulations.

I would like to offer my most sincere congratulations to all who were involved in volunteering to wrap and assemble gift bags to give to those in need this Christmas for the Community Larder.

 

It’s wonderful to see local businesses getting involved to help their local community over the festive period. Very many congratulations.

December 2022

I would like to offer my most sincere congratulations to you on being a part of the Christmas commercial for Kaufland which has now gone viral, sending a wonderful message on the importance of friendship at Christmas time.

 

A wonderful achievement, very many congratulations and I wish you every success fur your future.

I would like to offer my congratulations to you on hosting your recent climate change debate at St Bartholomew’s School.

 

It’s great that members took the time to discuss the important issue as part of your UK Parliament Week activities.

I would like to offer my most sincere congratulations to all who were involved in another successful year delivering and organising the annual Festival of Light.

 

It was wonderful to see so many people turn out to take part in the lantern parade, and for the event to bring the community together for the festive period.

 

Congratulations to all involved.

I would like to offer my most sincere congratulations to all members who have been involved in raising over £4000.00 for local charity PALS over the past year.

 

A wonderful achievement, very many congratulations.

My most sincere congratulations to you and all who are taking part in the organisation and delivery of this year’s Newbury Living Advent Calendar.

 

This is a wonderful project supporting many local businesses and organisations.

 

Congratulations to all involved.

My most sincere congratulations to you and all volunteers who took part in the packing and delivery of food parcels for this year’s Over 80s Parcel Fund

 

This project is important for so many in our community, both for those who receive the parcels and for the many volunteers who help support Newbury’s elderly residents. It was wonderful to be a part of.

 

Thank you for another fantastic year. Congratulations to all involved.

I would like to offer my most sincere congratulations to you on the recent opening of your new community library.

 

A wonderful initiative encouraging families to get reading.

 

Very many congratulations to all involved in making this happen. I wish you every success.

I would like to offer my most sincere thanks for the aid you have given this year in response to the Ukraine crisis.

 

Thank you very much for all the support in providing the delivery of medical resources to the Polish border.

I would like to offer my most sincere congratulations to you on being named as part of The Telegraph & NatWest’s Top 100 Female Entrepreneurs to Watch list.

A fantastic achievement, and testament to the great work you’ve done in founding VoxFresh and supporting projects.

Very many congratulations

I would like to offer my congratulations to all who were involved in the organisation and delivery of this year’s Santa Fun Run on 27th November.

A great event with over £1000 raised for some fantastic local causes.

Congratulations to all involved, and all the runners who made the event a joy to be a part of.

November 2022

I would like to offer my most sincere thanks to you for once again offering your 25k in a Day initiative which supports so many local causes to continue their great work in the community.

 

A fantastic scheme, congratulations to all involved.

My most sincere congratulations to you on qualifying for the Winter Regional Swimming Championships, resulting in selection for a European meet in Luxemburg in January.

 

A wonderful achievement, I wish you every success for the future.

I would like to offer my most sincere thanks to all who were involved in this year’s fundraising initiatives in the Town Centre, raising money for Children in Need.

 

Congratulations to all involved.

My most sincere congratulations to all who were involved in your recent fundraiser featuring Rob Rinder & Will Young.

 

Congratulations on your success, raising a huge sum for your fantastic service.

I would like to offer my most sincere thanks to you for your many years of service to Berkshire Youth as you step down as CEO.

 

I wish you every success for your future.

My most sincere congratulations to you on being shortlisted in the For The People Awards.

 

A wonderful achievement, and testament to the great work you do for the people of Newbury.

 

Very many congratulations.

I would like to offer my congratulations to you on the launch of this year’s West Berkshire Toy Appeal.

 

Thank you very much for continuing this wonderful project for those in need.

Dear Pavlo, Arpennia, Masha, Danil & Elina

 

I would like to offer my most sincere congratulations to you all for sharing your stories and experiences of coming to the UK from Ukraine with your peers.

 

It’s very brave that you’ve all taken the courage to share your experiences and I hope everyone’s been welcoming in helping you settle into St Bartholomew’s School and in Newbury.

My most sincere congratulations to you on raising over £400 for West Berkshire Foodbank.

I would also like to congratulate you on your new minibus to take residents out for trips and places of interest in the area.

A wonderful achievement, very many congratulations.

I would like to offer my congratulations to all who were involved in the organisation and implementation of this year’s successful fireworks display, including all members and volunteer stewards.

 

Huge congratulations to everyone who made this year’s event a success.

I would like to offer my most sincere congratulations to you as you enter your new role as CEO of Berkshire Youth.

 

I wish you every success for the future.

My most sincere congratulations to everyone who was involved in this year’s school harvest collection for Fair Close & Loose Ends.

 

A great donation to some great, local causes.

I would like to offer my thanks and congratulations to you on transforming your house into Halloween scenes, to raise funds for Young People and Children First.

 

A wonderful way to give back to the local community while raising funds for a great cause.

I would like to offer my most sincere congratulations to you for your efforts in promoting awareness about braille across the district.

 

A very important topic that more people need to be aware of to support those who are visually impaired.

 

Very many congratulations for all your hard work so far.

My most sincere congratulations to everyone who took part in the Paddle Challenge raising vital funds for Berkshire Youth.

 

A wonderful achievement, very many congratulations to all involved.

I would like to offer my most sincere thanks and congratulations to you on organising the West Mills Halloween Flashmob which brought your neighbourhood together, raising money for Loose Ends.

 

A wonderful initiative, very many congratulations to all involved.

October 2022

I would like my offer my most sincere congratulations to you for organising the Wash Common scarecrow trail for the third year running, raising funds for Make-A-Wish Foundation UK.

 

A wonderful achievement, and a great initiative to get the whole community involved.

 

Very many congratulations.

A huge congratulations to you on celebrating your 50th Anniversary on 8th October, marking the occasion in our local branch with regular customers.

 

A wonderful achievement, very many congratulations.

I would like to offer my most sincere congratulations to you for winning a first bank or building society to achieve a customer service award from the Institute of Customer Service.

 

A wonderful achievement, and great testament to your service to the local community. Very many congratulations.

My most sincere congratulations to you both on your recent success for Team GB at the World and European Laser Run Championships.

 

A truly fantastic achievement for you both. Very many congratulations on your success and I wish you both the best for the future.

My most sincere congratulations to you on the recent opening of your new café on Bartholomew Street.

 

I wish you every success for the future.

I would like to offer my most sincere congratulations to all who have been involved in launching the tandem cycle programme for the visually impaired.

 

This is a wonderful initiative, and a great way to improve inclusivity in the sport.

 

Very many congratulations.

My most sincere congratulations to all who were involved in your recent Harvest celebrations, which resulted in raising £700 for West Berkshire Food Bank.

 

A wonderful achievement, very many congratulations.

My most sincere congratulations to all local people who took part in the London Marathon.

 

A fantastic achievement by all, and very well done to everyone who raised money for some brilliant causes.

I would like to take the opportunity to offer my most heartfelt thanks and congratulations to you, and all who were involved in the organisation and delivery of the cultural festival of Onam.

 

It was wonderful to be a part of the celebration, thank you for inviting me to witness a fantastic day of talent, food, music, learning more about your culture.

 

My most sincere congratulations to you on wining the South West Schools Tournament.

 

It’s wonderful to see your successes so far, considering the club was only formed earlier this year.

 

Very many congratulations to all.

I would like to offer my most sincere congratulations to all who were involved in your recent Harvest Celebration, encouraging members of the congregation to bring fresh produce for West Berkshire Foodbank and for raising £200 as part of the celebration for Ukraine.

 

A wonderful achievement, very many congratulations.

My most sincere congratulations to all who were involved in the planning and delivery of this year’s One Community Cricket & Family Fun Day.

 

It’s great to hear that this event was a success once again this year, a fantastic way to bring the community together.

 

Well done to all involved.

I would like to offer my congratulations to you on celebrating the school’s 50th Anniversary.

 

What a fantastic way to celebrate by encouraging the school community to get involved in a Colour Run, raising £1,000 for the school.

 

A wonderful milestone, and congratulations to all who were involved in the organisation of the event.

I would like to take the opportunity to offer my most heartfelt thanks and congratulations to you, and all who were involved in the organisation and delivery of the Uprooted 50 Years Ago dinner event to recognise the stories of the expulsion of Ugandan Asians.

 

Thank you very much for your invitation to attend the dinner, it was a very insightful and moving event.

 

Congratulations to all involved in helping their voices be heard.

September 2022

I would like to offer my congratulations to both of you for being awarded an FA #LetGirlsPlay award, encouraging more girls to get involved in playing football.

 

A wonderful achievement for you both, very may congratulations.

My most sincere congratulations to you on being recognised as a BBC Radio Berkshire local Make A Difference Award winner.

 

Being acknowledged as a “Great Neighbour” for your campaigning work for safety railings along the canal is fantastic.

 

A wonderful achievement, very may congratulations.

My most sincere congratulations to you on being recognised as a BBC Radio Berkshire local Make A Difference Award winner.

 

Reading about your fundraising work and challenges for cancer charities is fantastic.

 

A wonderful achievement, very may congratulations.

I would like to offer my most heartfelt congratulations to you as you celebrate your 100th birthday.

 

It was an absolute delight to meet you on your birthday. I could have sat and talked to you all day, and your reminiscences about your time in the RAF during the war were fascinating.

 

I wish you many years more, and congratulations on this fantastic milestone.

My most sincere congratulations to all who were involved in the creation of the new Rainbow Garden at West Berkshire Community Hospital.

 

What a wonderful facility, it’s fantastic to see the garden opened following the five-year project.

 

Very many congratulations to all involved.

I would like to offer my congratulations to you on the opening of your new donation centre and shop on London Road.

 

A wonderful achievement, very many congratulations.

I would like to offer my most sincere congratulations to all who were involved in the organisation of this year’s Wash Common Community Festival.

 

What a wonderful event to involve so many members of the community, and to celebrate the opening of the new Scout Hut.

 

Very many congratulations to all involved.

A huge congratulations to you on the recent opening of The Bakers Lounge Bar on Northbrook Street.

 

Very many congratulations, I wish you every success for the future.

I would like to take the opportunity to offer my most sincere congratulations to all who were involved in staging another successful Newbury Triathlon on 4th September.

Having over 250 entrants, and over 50 volunteers is a fantastic effort.

Very many congratulations to all involved.

My most heartfelt congratulations to you on using your artistic skills to raise funds for local charities.

 

The poignant portrait of The Queen that you created was wonderful, and it’s fantastic to see your work raising funds for West Berkshire Homeless, Castle School and for the foodbank.

 

Very many congratulations.

I would like to offer my most sincere congratulations to you on the recent opening of your new salon in The Kennet Centre, specialising in African braids.

 

What a fantastic way to support our diverse community.

 

Very many congratulations, I wish you every success for the future.

How wonderful it is to see you exploring new green initiatives to help reduce your carbon footprint. Very many congratulations to all involved in delivering these initiatives.

My most sincere congratulations to Laura Hunter and Mia Hancock for raising more than £1,000 for the Flag DV Charity by taking part in a 100-mile challenge.

 

A truly wonderful achievement with money raised for a great cause.

 

I would like to thank all the volunteers at Newbury Soup Kitchen for all the great work they do helping so many people through difficult times in their lives.

 

A heartfelt thanks to everyone involved.

How wonderful that the Waterside Centre is celebrating its first birthday!  Congratulations to all the team who have helped to create such a fantastic community space for the young people of Newbury.  

August 2022

I would like to take the opportunity to offer my most heartfelt congratulations to every young person in Newbury receiving their A-Level, T-Level, B-Tech and GCSE results this month.

Congratulations to everyone, and I wish you every success for your future.

My most sincere congratulations to you on being crowned English National Champion of the 50-metre breaststroke in your age category at the National Summer Championships.

 

A wonderful achievement, very many congratulations. I wish you every success for the future.

I would like to offer my most sincere congratulations to you all for aiming to raise £15,000 for Parkinson’s UK by climbing Ben Nevis.

 

I wish you the very best of luck for your challenge, and every success in your fundraising endeavours for a cause so close to your family.

I would like to offer my most heartfelt congratulations to you for your recent participation in the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

 

It’s wonderful to see a local athlete participate in this world-renowned event.

 

A fantastic achievement, very many congratulations. I wish you every success for your future career.

I would like to offer my most sincere congratulations to all who were involved in the organisation and delivery of your recent Youth for Europe week.

 

It’s wonderful to see young people from our Twin Towns learning about Newbury and having the opportunity to visit surrounding areas.

 

Very many congratulations to all involved in this successful event.

I would like to offer my most heartfelt congratulations to all young people and leaders who took part in a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

 

It’s wonderful to see Newbury represented at a world-renowned arts festival.

 

A fantastic achievement for all involved, very many congratulations.

My most sincere congratulations to you for being named as a finalist for Micro Business of the Year award as part of the British Business Awards 2022.

 

A truly wonderful achievement, very many congratulations. I wish you every success for the final awards announcement in October.

My most sincere congratulations to all who were involved in the organisation of another successful year delivering Chalkfest.

 

It was wonderful to see the Market Place thriving with creativity.

 

Congratulations to all involved.

I would like to offer my most sincere congratulations to you on being appointed as the new Headteacher of Park House School.

 

A wonderful achievement, very many congratulations. I look forward to working with you in the future.

I would like to take the opportunity offer my most sincere thanks and congratulations to all who were recognised at the Tamil School Annual Day and were given awards in July.

 

It was wonderful to attend this event and learn more about the Tamil community in Newbury.

 

Congratulations to all who achieved, and to the organisers.

I would like to offer my most sincere congratulations to you on expanding your business to London.

 

It’s wonderful to see you expanding to offer your new service to a wider clientele.

 

Very many congratulations.

I would like to offer my most heartfelt thanks to you for volunteering your dentistry services at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

 

A wonderful act of kindness. I wish you every success.

I would like to offer my most sincere congratulations to you as you come to the end of your 8 year headship at Mary Hare School.

 

Thank you for the service you have given to the school, it’s pupils and the deaf community in Newbury and the surrounding areas.

 

I wish you a successful and restful retirement.

July 2022

I would like to offer my most sincere congratulations to you both on celebrating your 25th wedding anniversary.

 

What a wonderful milestone.

 

I wish you a lifetime of happiness, very many congratulations.

I would like to take the opportunity to offer my most sincere thanks to you all for raising more than £1,790 as part of the 500km charity bike ride for Eight Bells for Mental Health.

 

Riding 500km in 24 hours in tricky conditions is a fantastic achievement, but to raise such a brilliant amount for a charity that I’m supporting during my mayoral year on top of this is extraordinary.

 

A wonderful achievement for you all. Very many congratulations.

I would like to offer my most sincere congratulations to you as you bid a fond farewell to St Bartholomew’s School.

 

Eight-and-a-half years at St Bartholomew’s School as Head Teacher, and more than 20 years in the education sector is a truly wonderful achievement. Thank you for your service to Newbury, and to the many young people over the years that have succeeded under your headship.

 

I wish you every success for the future in all your endeavours.

I would like to offer my congratulations to all who were involved in the annual Boules in the Square event.

 

It was wonderful to see this event return after a hiatus, and to have so many people and organisations participate.

I would like to offer my congratulations to all who were involved in the organisation and delivery of the recent sporting event to celebrate the forthcoming Commonwealth Games.

 

It’s wonderful to see schools from Newbury and the surrounding areas involved in this event, being encouraged to try new sports.

 

Very many congratulations to all.

My most sincere congratulations to all who were involved in the organisation of this year’s Annual Waterways Festival.

 

It was wonderful to see this event return after a 2 year break.

 

Very many congratulations to all involved.

I would like to offer my upmost congratulations to all who were involved in the organisation of Newbury’s first ever Pride Parade earlier this month.

 

What a fantastic celebration of identity in our town! It was a truly fantastic event to be a part of and I’m proud of every person who took part and showed their support.

 

A wonderful achievement to all involved. Very many congratulations, and I look forward to seeing this event happen again for many years to come.

I would like to offer my most sincere congratulations to you on winning the 2022 Community Policing Awards Berkshire PCSO title.

 

A wonderful accolade. Very many congratulations and thank you very much for your continuous service to the town to keep Newbury a safe place to live.

I would like to offer my most sincere congratulations to all who were involved in the organisation and delivery of the Dominoes event which took place thought the town.

What a fantastic event which brought the whole community together.

Very many congratulations to all involved.

My most sincere congratulations to you raising more than £5,000 for Falkland Primary School at your recent Summer Fete.

A wonderful achievement for your school. Very many congratulations.

My most sincere congratulations to you taking part in the first stage of the Tour de France. Not only is this a great accomplishment, but you have also used the opportunity to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK.

A truly wonderful achievement, very many congratulations.

I would like to offer my upmost congratulations to you on winning the Outstanding Progress Award (Secondary) at the 2022 Education Business Awards in London.

A truly fantastic achievement, very many congratulations on your success.

June 2022

I would like to offer my most sincere congratulations to you on raising more than £1,600 for The Castle School and for Children In Need at your recent coffee morning in the Town Hall.

 

What a fantastic achievement for yourselves and for the organisations you have funded.

 

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit trying some traditional homemade Indian snacks.

 

Very many congratulations to all involved.

I would like to offer my congratulations to you both on recently taking over The Newbury Pub on Bartholomew Street.

 

I wish you every success with your new venture.

My most sincere congratulations to you on receiving a gold badge from the Royal British Legion.

 

Thank you for your lifetime of service.

 

A truly wonderful achievement, very many congratulations.

I would like to offer my most sincere congratulations Hemant Vakharia taking on local business Natures Corner. I wish you every success for the future.

 

I wish co-director Liz Chandler a wonderful retirement, and Anita Wylie all the best for your future endeavours after years of continuous service to Newbury.

I would like to express my most sincere congratulations to you on celebrating your 50th Anniversary

 

The support to the Newbury community over the past 50 years has been fantastic.

 

A truly wonderful achievement, very many congratulations.

I would like to take the opportunity to say a huge congratulations on the set up of the new Kimber Beaver group.

 

It’s wonderful that this has been created due to popular demand, and a huge thank you to the volunteer adults who make this possible.

 

I wish you every success for the future.

I would like to offer my most sincere thanks to you for supporting injured military veterans in the area and helping them find new careers.

 

A wonderful achievement, very many congratulations.

My most sincere congratulations to all who recently took part in the Three Peaks challenge, raising more than £10,000 for three local charities.

 

A wonderful achievement for all who participated. Very many congratulations.

My most sincere congratulations to you on receiving one of the three Retailer of the Year Awards available as part of the Peugeot UK Retailer Awards.

 

A truly wonderful achievement, very many congratulations.

My most sincere congratulations to you for bringing home a bronze medal from the recent Holland Cup Taekwondo tournament.

 

A wonderful achievement, very many congratulations.

I would like to offer my most sincere congratulations to all who took part in the recent Roses Competition in Milton Keynes.

 

To come away with 86 medals and 69 ribbons is a fantastic success.

 

Very many congratulations to all on this wonderful achievement.

My most sincere congratulations to you on being recognised in the Queen’s Jubilee Birthday Honours List for your services to education.

 

This is a truly wonderful achievement, and testament to your dedication for many years in the education sector.

 

Very many congratulations on this wonderful achievement.

My most sincere congratulations to you on your recent win at the British Bank Awards, being named Best Specialist Mortgage Provider.

 

A wonderful achievement, very many congratulations.

I would like to offer my most sincere congratulations to all who were involved in organising the recent Quadkids Athletics Festival.

 

What a great initiative to involve so many schools and children in different sports.

 

Very many congratulations to all involved.