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

February 2024

I would like to offer my most sincere congratulations to you on your recent fundraising event, hosting a very successful Jump4You Charity Marathon.

 

Raising over £14,000 for the Cost of Cancer charity is a truly remarkable achievement.

 

The charity supported you during very tough times following your husband’s cancer diagnosis in December 2022. It is a very honourable deed to give back to the charity who supported you so dearly.

 

I do hope that your fundraising efforts have brought comfort to your family during this difficult time.

I would like to offer my most sincere congratulations to you both on the opening of your new restaurant, Blueberry Bistro.

 

I wish you both every success with you new venture.

I would like to take the opportunity to offer my congratulations to you as you celebrate your 104th birthday.

 

What a fantastic milestone to reach!

 

I hope you had a wonderful day celebrating, with our Deputy Mayor visiting you on your special day.

I would like to offer my most sincere congratulations to you on your recent success in the FAB AC 40 Rookies Championship.

 

To see your success at such a young age, achieving 25 podium finishes and 10 race wins in 2023 is a truly fantastic achievement.

 

I am truly impressed at your dedication and talent to the sport, and I look forward to seeing you progress in the future. I wish you every success on your journey.

I would like to take the opportunity to offer my congratulations to all volunteers who were involved in in the recent community planting event at Hutton Close recreation ground.

 

It’s wonderful to see such an enthusiastic group of people giving back to the Town and bettering the community.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude for your generous decision to donate your late wife Elizabeth's remarkable collection of 2,000 Puffin story books to The Story Museum in Oxford.

Your act of kindness will undoubtedly bring joy and inspiration to countless children who visit the museum. Her love for literature and her commitment to education will forever be celebrated through these pages.

Thank you for ensuring that Elizabeth's passion continues to touch the lives of children far and wide.

As Mayor of Newbury, I extend heartfelt congratulations on your remarkable 25-year journey in women’s rugby. Your recent victory against Reading Abbey exemplifies dedication, teamwork, and resilience.

May your legacy continue to inspire generations to come.

January 2024

I am writing to congratulate and thank you for your selfless service to the community. Your free plumbing services to those in need, especially the elderly and vulnerable, are truly commendable. Your kind gestures have become a beacon of hope for many who struggle to find help during these difficult times. Your business’s instant availability and free-of-charge services are a testament to your commitment to giving back to the community.

Thank you for your generosity and dedication.

I would like to express my sincere gratitude for your 25 years of service as the director of Volunteer Centre West Berkshire. Your dedication and hard work have helped promote volunteering in West Berkshire and encouraged people to become stakeholders within their communities.

We are proud of your achievements, including the highest volunteer recruitment results in England, the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, and 22 successful volunteer recruitment fairs and we are confident that the charity will continue to thrive.

We offer our heartfelt and sincere thanks to you and we wish you all the best in your future endeavours.

I would like to express my most sincere congratulations to you and your team on the success of the Volunteer Recruitment Event. It was a pleasure to see so many people come together to support the local community and make a difference. The event was a testament to the power of volunteering and the impact that it can have on people's lives.

Very many congratulations and long may your success continue.

As Mayor of Newbury, I would like to take the opportunity to offer my most sincere thanks and congratulations to you for organising the CTNA Community Christmas Day Event for the Elderly and lonely in the Newbury Area and being and be a part of it. It was a pleasure to meet and chat with the guests and feel their warmth and enthusiasm.

I appreciate the work that CTNA does to ensure that no elderly person in the Newbury Area is without a cooked meal on Christmas Day. I enjoyed my time with you and look forward to attending your future events.

Many thanks to all involved, very many congratulations again.

I am thrilled to hear of your appointment as the new chairman of Newbury Spring Festival. Your passion for music and your extensive experience in the arts make you an excellent choice for this position. I am confident that under your leadership, the festival will continue to flourish and bring joy to the community.

I would like to offer my most sincere thanks to you for the generous donation of £2,000 to the Loose Ends charity. This will enable them to continue providing hot meals to vulnerable and homeless adults throughout the winter.

Many thanks again, your support is greatly appreciated.

My most sincere congratulations to Newbury Building Society for raising more than £19,000 for Newbury Cancer Care over the last year.

A wonderful achievement, very many congratulations.

December 2023

I would like to take the opportunity to offer my most sincere thanks and congratulations to you for your 20 years of dedicated service to the Local National Trust. What a wonderful achievement, I wish you every success for the future.

I would like to offer my most sincere thanks to those who were involved in the organisation of the recent Christmas celebration for Ukrainian friends at Newbury Baptist Church. A truly wonderful initiative.

Very many congratulations.

I would like to offer my most sincere thanks to those who were involved in the organisation of the recent Christmas celebration for Ukrainian friends at Newbury Baptist Church. A truly wonderful initiative.

Very many congratulations.

I would like to offer my most sincere thanks to those who were involved in the organisation of the recent Christmas celebration for Ukrainian friends at Newbury Baptist Church. A truly wonderful initiative.

Very many congratulations.

As Mayor of Newbury, I would like to congratulate you all on completing 200km collectively around Northcroft Park. Thank you very much for raising over £1,400 for the Loose Ends Charity and supporting the homeless and vulnerable in the Newbury area.

I would like to offer my most sincere congratulations to all staff and volunteers who were involved in the delivery of the Festival of Light and Lantern Parade. 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 again to all involved.

Thank you for your fantastic work co-ordinating the delivery of 1,800 food parcels to Newbury’s elderly residents. This is a truly remarkable achievement and a reminder of how generous our community are in supporting Newbury’s oldest residents. It has been a pleasure to be part of this fantastic initiative.

Congratulations on another successful year.

As Mayor of Newbury, I would like to express my thanks again to you all at HSS Sewa on your generous donation of 30 trees. Many thanks also to everyone at the volunteer group who helped with planting them at Hutton Close. As you may know, environmental causes are very close to my heart, so it was a pleasure to be present on the day.

I would like to send my most sincere thanks to all who were involved in the Living Advent Calendar this year, and huge congratulations to those who organised this year’s event. It was an excellent initiative and bought the community together in a heartwarming way.

November 2023

I would like to offer my most sincere congratulations to you for hosting the Santa Fun Run this year. Thank you to all involved in making the event happen this year and a huge congratulations to all who participated.

It was a joy to be a part of and having the pleasure of starting the event and handing medals out to all the runners was brilliant.

I would like to offer my most sincere congratulations on the opening of your new Tiny Town Cafe in Newbury.

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

As Mayor of Newbury, I would like to congratulate you and all at Time to Talk West Berkshire on winning ‘Young People Charity of the Year’ at Greenham Trust Charity Awards. I wish you continued success.

As Mayor of Newbury, I would like to congratulate you at Newbury Community Resource Centre on winning ‘Volunteer of the Year’ at Greenham Trust Charity Awards. I wish you continued success.

As Mayor of Newbury, I would like to congratulate you at Newbury Community Resource Centre on winning ‘Trustee of the Year’ at Greenham Trust Charity Awards. I wish you continued success.

As Mayor of Newbury, I would like to congratulate you and all at West Berkshire Foodbank on winning ‘Charity of the Year for the Disadvantaged’ and ‘Charity of the Year’ at Greenham Trust Charity Awards. I wish you continued success.

As Mayor of Newbury, I would like to congratulate you and all at Citizens Advice West Berkshire on winning ‘Community Charity of the Year’ at Greenham Trust Charity Awards.  I wish you continued success.

My most sincere congratulations to you on organising the Scarecrow Trail for raising over £1000 to help the organisation Ronald McDonald House Charites UK.

Congratulations on a successful fundraising event.

My most sincere congratulations to you on celebrating the 50th anniversary of Newbury Lion’s Club’s fireworks at the Newbury Racecourse. Thank you to all who were involved in organisation of the fantastic fireworks display.

I wish you every success in your continuing year.

My most sincere congratulations to you the opening of West Berkshire Mencap Mulberry Garden. Thank you for all involved for the wonderful achievement.

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

As Mayor of Newbury, I would like to congratulate you on winning at the Newbury Business Improvement District’s Spooktacular Window Competition. I wish you every success in your future.

October 2023

My most sincere congratulations to you on celebrating 30th anniversary of the Destinations Expo. Thank you for providing the platform to support young people.

Very many congratulations.

As Mayor of Newbury, I would like to congratulate you on completing “nine belts” at Code Nijia.

A wonderful achievement!

My most sincere congratulations to you all on your dedicated work on Newbury’s 18th blue plaque commemorating famed English novelist and poet, Thomas Hardy. We are very grateful to you and to the Newbury Society for the contribution towards the heritage of the town.

A wonderful achievement, very Many congratulations again.

My most sincere congratulations to you on the opening of Matilda’s Lithuanian School in Newbury.

A fantastic achievement, very many congratulations once again. I wish you every success for the future.

My most sincere congratulations to everyone involved in the 20th Century Casualties. Thanks to the everybody for researching and performing this as three playlets to show the lives of ordinary people that were buried in the cemetery.

Very many congratulations again.

I would like to offer my most sincere congratulations on the opening of your new store and your collaboration with Newbury Soup Kitchen. Many thanks for helping them to continue to give support to vulnerable people in our community.

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

I would like to take the opportunity to offer my most sincere thanks and congratulations to you, for all your hard voluntary work that you’ve done on the small community garden at Station Road. I understand that this area was previously planted with trees which were then vandalised, and you and your daughter have been looking after, tending to the planters for the past two years!

Well done, many thanks again for giving your time to turn this location into a beautiful small garden for everyone in the community to enjoy.

I would like to express my most sincere thanks to you for looking after and watering the Community Corner Garden near Parsons Close. Many thanks for your time maintaining this budding community space throughout the hot weather. We value your exceptional voluntary work that brought this area back into the community.

My most sincere congratulations to you on holding your first accessible climbing session at Berkshire Youth Waterside Centre. Thanks to all who were involved to make this happen.

Very many congratulations once again.

September 2023

I would like to offer my most sincere congratulations to all who were involved in the organisation of this year’s Wash Common Garden and Crafts Show. It was great to see so many participants.

Many congratulations to the winners again.

My most sincere congratulations to all who were involved in organizing One Community Cricket and Family Fun Day. It was great to see the involvement of many members of the community.

Very Many congratulations.

I would like to take the opportunity to offer my congratulations to you for celebrating 25 years of leadership at Volunteer Centre West Berkshire (VCWB).

A fantastic achievement, thank you for your successful leadership and dedication to the charity. 

As Mayor of Newbury, it gives me great pleasure to congratulate you and your team after scooping a magnificent seven prizes at the British Hair and Beauty Awards.

I also read that you and your team of 10 stylists have racked up an amazing 39 awards in total! Fantastically well done to all of you!

As Mayor of Newbury, I would like to congratulate you both for completing a 100km walk and raising thousands of pounds for charity by taking part in the Thames Path Ultra Challenge.

Your feat was even more impressive considering it took place on one of the hottest days of the year! Well done again to both of you.

As Mayor of Newbury, it gives me great pleasure to congratulate you on being voted to appear on the new Monopoly: Newbury Edition game. Thank you for your great support and services to young people during challenging times.

Many congratulations again.

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you on your appointment as Headteacher at Falkland Primary School.

I wish you every success in this new challenge.

My most sincere congratulations to you on converting your excess firewood to Bee Hotels and donating to local people and community groups.

Thank you for the brilliant idea and your contribution to the wildlife.

August 2023

I would like to offer my most sincere congratulations on the opening of the new Northcroft Lido at Newbury Northcroft Leisure Centre.

Many thanks for building this fantastic place to get people outdoors, active and enjoying the fresh air.

I would like to offer my most sincere congratulations and thanks to those who were involved in the organisation of Festival of the Moon. Many thanks for supporting local businesses. We have already had positive feedbacks from the local community and visitors.

I would like to offer my most sincere congratulations on the successful Olly Murs concert at the Newbury Racecourse. It was great to see the crowd enjoying the music in the sunshine.

My most sincere congratulations to you on completing the 10-hour swimming challenge from Dover to France and raising more than £1,000 for the Motor Neurone Disease Association. Your achievement was especially impressive given the challenges you experienced – the dark, high tides, dehydration and jellyfish!

Well done again.

My most sincere congratulations to you on organising the highly successful Rathayatra Festival in Newbury and promoting unity and diversity. Thank you for bringing the community together from different religious and cultural backgrounds.

Congratulations to pupils, teachers, and parents for all your hard work to achieve excellent exam results this year.

Best wishes to everyone for even greater achievements in their future.

My most sincere congratulations to you on celebrating the 5th anniversary of Greenham Control Tower opening to the public. Many thanks to all the volunteers and supporters from the past and present who have worked to transform this iconic Cold War era building.

I wish you every success in the future.

My most sincere congratulations to you on your appointment as the new president of Newbury Lions Club. I would also like to express my gratitude for donating £6,125 to West Berkshire Homeless – a charity which is very close to my heart and is the Mayor’s charity this year.

I wish you every success for the future.

I would like to offer my most sincere congratulations on the opening of your new coffee shop – Milk & Bean - in Newbury town centre.

I wish you every success for the future.

My most sincere congratulations to you for completing 1,000 burpees in 2 hours and 50 minutes at the first stop of your nationwide foodbank tour in Newbury. Thank you for donating 160 burgers to Newbury Soup Kitchen.

I wish you every success in your mission to provide one million meals, it is truly inspiring.

My most sincere congratulations to you on winning the Best Community Choir, South East in SME’s annual awards.

What a fantastic achievement and well-deserved. Your performance at the Mayor Making ceremony was also excellent!

My most sincere congratulations to you on holding another successful year of Chalkfest in Newbury Market Place.

Thank you for bringing the community together.

My most sincere congratulations to you on your recent successful Newbury 10k race and your £10,000 donation to your charity partner Berkshire Youth – a most worthy cause which will benefit young people in many ways.

My most sincere congratulations to you on another successful annual litter picking along the Kennet and Avon canal.

Thank you for raising awareness about the consequences of littering – and collecting 16 bags of rubbish.

July 2023

My most sincere congratulations to you on the opening of your new ‘superstore’ outlet.

I wish you every success for the future.

My most sincere congratulations to you and your supporters, on raising more than £5000 for the Brain Tumour Charity to support your pupil with cancer. It was heartwarming to read that you were determined to spend your last year of teaching supporting a worthy cause. I was so impressed that you and your companions walked 27 miles from Honeystreet to Victoria Park in Newbury in 10 and a half hours. A great feat!

Thank you for raising awareness for a charity that supports up to 100,000 new cases of diagnosed brain tumours each year.

My most sincere congratulations to you on climbing to the summits of Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon, together with friends, family and your guide dog, and raising nearly £5,000 for the three charities that have supported you throughout your sight loss journey.

My most sincere congratulations to all the pupils who raised £1,200 by taking part in a rough sleeping activity for the charity Two Saints.

A wonderful achievement, very many congratulations.

Congratulations on a successful ceremony and exhibition of “Angels of Ukraine”.

It is such a privilege to be part of the event but incredibly sad, as 494 blue and yellow knitted angels represented Ukrainian children who lost their lives during the war in Ukraine. We must remember all those who have suffered so much.

My most sincere congratulations to you on winning a gold medal at UK Athletics Championship in Manchester.

A truly wonderful achievement very many congratulations.

Many congratulations to you on hosting a special event to mark the 75th anniversary of the NHS. Thanks to all runners who took part in the Newbury Parkrun in style to mark the major milestone.

My most sincere congratulations to you on your recent Sewa Day charity coffee morning at Newbury Town Hall.

You have raised over £1,700 in such a short space of time, this is to support Loose Ends - a Newbury based homeless charity, and to help fund Newbury Town Council’s plans to plant 100 trees around the town.

I would like to offer my congratulations on your recent successful fundraising of £750 for Nomads Musical Theatre. Donating a defibrillator to Newbury Community Football group with the extra money you’ve raised.

Your support is greatly appreciated.

My most sincere congratulations to all cyclists in representing Hambridge Road bike shop Banjo Cycles completing the 205-mile Chase the Sun bike ride in aid of Muscular Dystrophy UK.

This will benefit the lives of so many young people.

I should like to offer you my congratulations on celebrating your 80th anniversary this year.

Thank you all for your hard work, dedication, and passion for teaching.

It is truly appreciated.

My most sincere congratulations to you on celebrating your 40th anniversary this year.
It is an incredible achievement, and many thanks for supporting vulnerable families and young children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in their early years.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you a Happy belated 102nd Birthday.

I hope you had a lovely birthday celebration with your friends and family as you reach this incredible milestone. Wishing you many more years of playing golf with your friends.

My most sincere congratulations on the 75th birthday of the NHS and many thanks to all volunteers for offering their support at the hospital.

Congratulations once again.

I should like to offer you my congratulations for organising the visit of Sheila LeBlanc to her father P.C Albert Alexander’s grave and plaque. Thank you for giving me this opportunity to represent Newbury Town Council in paying our respects to him.

I would like to offer my most sincere congratulations on celebrating your 80th anniversary. Thank you to all who were involved in the planning and delivery of the successful event.

Very many congratulations.

I would like to congratulate you and all your staff for organising Newbury Pride for the second consecutive year successfully. It was fantastic to see the support for the event and our Deputy Mayor, Cllr Andy Moore was delighted to be part of it.

I would like to offer my most sincere thanks to you for sponsoring Thatcham & Newbury Town Ladies and Girls FC tournament which was held at Newbury Rugby Club.

It is great that you have chosen to support a local sporting event.

I would like to take the opportunity to send my congratulations for another year of great work supporting the diverse community in our local area.

I wish Educafe all the best for your future.

Well done and congratulations to you all for being offered a five-year contract by Prestige Artist Management.

We are excited to witness your continued growth and achievements.

My most sincere congratulations to you on being recognised as the best art gallery at the Muddy Stiletto Berkshire Awards.

A wonderful achievement, very many congratulations.

My most sincere congratulations to you on being recognised as the best theatre/arts venue at the Muddy Stiletto Berkshire Awards.

A wonderful achievement, very many congratulations.

I would like to offer my congratulations to you on organising another successful boules tournament at the Market Square, which raised over £4,100 for local charities to continue with their great work.

I wish to offer my congratulations to everyone who took part in your highly successful charity fundraising day, raising much needed money for Cancer Research UK. Furthermore, I wish to extend my congratulations on the 30 years anniversary.

A fantastic achievement. Very many congratulations and long may your success continue.

June 2023

Many congratulations to Siblings Liam and Sophie Neil for their impressive achievement at the British Schools Biathlon Championships.

Well done to both of you!

I would like to offer my most sincere congratulations to you for securing third place in round two at the recent Wessex Track and Field League in Winchester.

Great performance by you all.

I would like to offer my sincere best wishes to you all for your planned cycling challenge to raise money for Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Thank you all for raising awareness by taking on such an extraordinary adventure.

My most sincere congratulations to you on securing third place in the second round of the Wessex Young Athletes League at Aldershot Athletics Stadium.

What a wonderful achievement!

Many congratulations to you for organising another successful annual public speaking competition at Trinity School.

Please pass on my congratulations to the winners. A wonderful achievement!

My most sincere congratulations to you on winning the 11 national championship titles at British Cheerleading Association National Championships.

A truly wonderful achievement.

My most sincere congratulations to you for celebrating your 107th birthday. I am delighted to have the opportunity to wish you many happy returns.

I would like to take the opportunity to personally congratulate you on winning the ‘Library of Sanctuary status’ which given by City of Sanctuary UK in recognition of your work in welcoming and supporting refugees and others seeking sanctuary.

Many congratulations and thanks for all involved!

Congratulations to you on celebrating the International Yoga Day for the 2nd year at Victoria Park.

Thank you for bringing the community together for their wellbeing.

Congratulations on completing your first year of competitive lacrosse. I was delighted to read of your growth in members, together with invitations to take part in England trials.

I wish you all the best with your endeavours.

Congratulations for organising the 79th anniversary of the D-Day Landings remembrance service. It was a most moving ceremony and I was very proud to be able to pay my respects and lay a wreath at the memorial.

Congratulations on your endeavours to raise money in memory of your late mother. I am sure she would have been very proud of your fund-raising on behalf of the Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice. I wish you all the best with achieving your targets.

I would like to congratulate you on your recent cricketing accomplishments. It is a great achievement to be selected to play for the England Women’s Cricket team and to have done so well in the matches you have played in to date. In addition, you took two wickets for 25 runs to help 'Southern Vipers’ Women’s T20 team to win comfortably against the South-East Stars in the Charlotte Edwards T20 Cup.

Of course, this was an especially auspicious occasion at the Falkland Cricket Club as it made history for hosting the first ever professional cricket match in West Berkshire!

I also read that you visited local schools in Newbury to meet the young students and hopefully inspire them to take up cricket.

I am sure your success on the pitch has shown the youngsters that cricket is a fantastic game, a lot of fun and can maybe even turn into a career for boys and girls!

 

Many congratulations to Newbury Athletics Club and Team Kennet for your stellar performances in the Berkshire Athletics Track and Field County Championship. It was good to see that both clubs achieved spectacular success in all the age categories.

 

Congratulations on your recent 50th anniversary!

As Mayor of Newbury, I would also like to take this opportunity to say thank you on behalf of everyone who has benefitted from the £15,000 that Newbury Lions Club has donated to good causes and families in need in West Berkshire.

I would like to congratulate you on your recent endeavours – finishing the gruelling Marathon de Sables ultra marathon race across the Sahara and also finishing overall 58th, 7th woman finisher and 5th British competitor. This was a fantastic achievement – to have run 254km – in the searing desert heat.

I am truly impressed at your dedication and tenacity in completing this challenge.

 

May 2023

Congratulations to Jeff Bird for organising the Newbury 10k.

It was a hugely enjoyable event seeing all the energy and enthusiasm from runners including Batman and particularly memorable as one of my first public engagements since taking office.

It was also fantastic to have the event back in the Market Place after a four-year absence.

 

As Mayor of Newbury, I would like to congratulate you on completing the London Marathon, as well as winning the M70 race by a quarter-of-an-hour and breaking the record that had stood since 1996!

What a fantastic achievement! Very many congratulations!

My most sincere congratulations to you on being shortlisted for the Diversity and Inclusion Award in Enginuity Skills Awards.

A wonderful achievement, and I wish you the very best of luck for the final results.

March 2023

My most sincere congratulations on winning the Mock Trial Competition for Berkshire Schools. It was wonderful to witness your moment of triumph.

A fantastic achievement for all involved.

I look forward to joining you all in the final.


February 2023

I would like to offer my most sincere congratulations to you both as you celebrate 70 years of marriage.

 

Reaching your platinum wedding anniversary is such a fantastic milestone to reach.

 

Very many congratulations to you both.

I would like to offer my congratulations to you on your recent success, finishing 5th in the final of the 3000 metres at the UK Indoor Athletics Championships.

 

Another great achievement from you, I look forward to following your journey and future success. Very many congratulations.

I would like to offer my congratulations to you on the success of your recent Dino Day in the town.

 

It was great to see Newbury thriving with excitement, and a great turn out for this event.

 

Very many congratulations to all involved.

I would like to offer my most sincere congratulations to you on your 100th birthday.

 

It was lovely to come and visit you at Winchcombe Place on your special day earlier this month alongside your loved ones.

 

A truly wonderful achievement, very many congratulations

I would like to offer my most sincere congratulations to all staff who have been involved in your numerous fundraising endeavours over the past year.

 

Raising more than £15,000 for local charities; including Newbury Cancer Care, Julia’s House, and Naomi House & Jack’s Place is a fantastic achievement.

 

Congratulations to all involved.

My most sincere congratulations to you on finishing in the top 10 of the recent Euro Swim Meet which took place in Luxembourg.

 

I look forward to following your journey of success, and I wish you all the best for your future.

I would like to offer my most sincere congratulations to you on winning the Franchisee of the Year Award at the recent national conference.

 

A wonderful achievement for all who support young people in developing their skills in theatre, confidence and potential.

 

Very many congratulations.

My most sincere congratulations to all who were involved in celebrating the eighth annual Pink Day at the club.

 

A wonderful initiative to raise funds for local cause, Newbury Cancer Care, and raising almost £6,000 is a truly remarkable achievement.

 

Very many congratulations to all involved.

My most sincere congratulations to you on being shortlisted for two categories in the National Newspaper Awards 2023.

 

A wonderful achievement, and testament to the hard work of all to keep Newbury informed of local news.

 

Very many congratulations.

I would like to take the opportunity to offer my congratulations to you on making your international rugby debut in the recent England vs Scotland match in Twickenham, and for securing your first win.

 

It’s wonderful to have followed your journey from starting at Newbury Rugby Club to now representing England.

 

Very many congratulations.

I would like to offer my thanks to all staff members who showed great courage and leadership when helping save the life of a man who required emergency medial assistance at your practice.

 

The situation you were in must not have been an easy one to be in, however the life being saved demonstrates the value of team work as well as the importance of regular first aid training and knowing how to use a defibrillator.

 

Well done to all involved.

My most sincere congratulations to you on being shortlisted as a national finalist for the Best British Kebab Awards 2023.

 

A wonderful achievement, very many congratulations.

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I would like to offer my congratulations to you on celebrating your 500th Parkrun event in Newbury.

 

A wonderful initiative to bring likeminded people together of all ages and abilities.

 

Congratulations on your success.

My most sincere congratulations to you on being named as one of the UK’s best gastro pubs in the Estrella Damm’s list of top 100 in the country.

 

A wonderful achievement, very many congratulations.

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.