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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.

October 2022

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.

May 2022 - Cllr Gary Norman

A huge congratulations to you for being named Youth Mental Health Champions of the Year by Global Health and Pharma.

 

This is a truly great honour, and testament to your brilliant work. Very many congratulations.

My most sincere congratulations to all who were involved in raising more than £35,000 for the New Life Charity by taking part in your recent 24hr sport-athon weekend.

 

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

 

Very many congratulations.

My most sincere congratulations to you for your recent win at the Czech Darts Open, your second European Tour Title.

 

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

I would like to offer my most sincere thanks to those who were involved in the organisation of your recent fancy dress ladies’ night. What a fun way to encourage women to get into cycling.

 

A truly wonderful initiative, very many congratulations.

May 2022 - Cllr Billy Drummond

My upmost congratulations to you on winning the interior design competition hosted by David Wilson Homes. It’s wonderful to see your design used in one of their new show homes in Newbury.

 

A wonderful achievement, very many congratulations.

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

 

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

My most sincere congratulations to you on winning your second British title at the WTKA Intercontinental Muay Thai Championship.

 

A truly wonderful achievement, very many congratulations. Long may your success continue.

I would like to offer my most sincere congratulations to the Under 12s who took part in the Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup festival in Northampton, bringing home the acclaimed title.

 

A truly fantastic achievement for all participants. Very many congratulations.

I would like to offer my most sincere congratulations to the organisers of the Newbury Spring Festival on it’s great return in 2022.

 

It’s wonderful to see the festival thriving again after a hiatus due to Covid. I wish you every success.

I would like to offer my most sincere congratulations to you for your recent efforts in delivering aid to Ukraine.

 

Your kindness and compassion have not gone unnoticed.

 

Thank you very much for your hard work.

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

 

I know the Deputy Mayor had a wonderful time attending the opening event.

 

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

My upmost congratulations to you for the creation of the Odds Against: Newbury’s Female Commentator Programme pathway.

 

It’s a fantastic way to encourage women to get involved in the sport.

 

A wonderful achievement, very many congratulations.

I would like to offer my congratulations to all who were involved in the development and the recent opening of the new Keevil Unit.

 

What a wonderful facility for children with disabilities to get the best education and reach their full potential.

 

A wonderful achievement, very many congratulations.

My most sincere congratulations to you on being crowned champions of the National Indoor Bowls Finals in Nottingham.

 

A fantastic achievement, very many congratulations.

I would like to offer my upmost thanks to all who have been involved in supporting refugees during Ramadan by helping provide meals to break their fast and encouraging people to come together during this special time.

 

A wonderful achievement, very many congratulations. I hope all had a terrific celebration.

April 2022

My most sincere congratulations to all who were involved in organising a hosting a pub quiz at Falkland Cricket Club, raising more than £700 for your services.

 

A wonderful achievement, very many congratulations.

I would like to offer my most sincere congratulations on the success of your recent event, EasterFest.

 

What a wonderful event to bring visitors to the town.

 

Very many congratulations to all involved.

A huge congratulations to you on recently winning the Darts European Tour title in the German Darts Grand Prix in Munich.

 

It’s wonderful to see you thriving in your career, I wish you every success for the future.

 

A fantastic achievement, very many congratulations.

I would like to offer my most heartfelt thanks to you for your solo efforts in traveling to Poland to deliver aid to Ukrainian refugees.

 

By the time this letter reaches you, your visit will have take place. I hope that it was a safe and successful journey and I congratulate you for your wonderful act of kindness.

My most sincere congratulations to you on being named Pub of the Year by the West Berkshire branch of Campaign for Real Ale Awards’ 2022 awards.

 

A wonderful achievement, very many congratulations.

My most sincere congratulations to you on celebrating 10 years at Eight Bells for Mental Health as you bid a fond farewell.

 

Thank you very much for your service to this wonderful, local charity.

 

I wish you all the best for the future.

My most sincere congratulations to your senior lacrosse team who finished winners of their division at the National Schools Lacrosse Championships.

 

A truly wonderful achievement for all students involved, and a great accolade for the school.

 

Very many congratulations.

I would like to take the opportunity to offer my most sincere thanks to you for running weekly cross fit sessions to encourage more people of diverse backgrounds to get together to keep active.

 

It’s a wonderful initiative to launch, and I wish you every success with your future outreach sessions.

My most sincere congratulations to you on being nominated for the ‘Best Digital Pantomime’ in the UK Panto Awards.

 

A wonderful achievement, very many congratulations to all involved.

I would like to give my most sincere congratulations to all who were involved in the organisation of the recent Hindu festival of Holi.

 

It’s wonderful to see the festival take place after a two year absence.

 

Happy Holi to all involved!

I would like to offer my congratulations to all who took part in the recent British Championships. Your success means that you were crowed National Champions, with five of your teams being names as British Champions.

 

A truly wonderful achievement for all involved, and a huge thanks to all the staff and coaches.

 

Very many congratulations.

I would like to offer my most sincere congratulations to you on your recent 24 hour ultra-marathon run in the Netherlands.

 

Being able to run 257 kilometres in 24 hours is fantastic, and with your result putting you 10th on the all-time British record list is a truly remarkable achievement.

 

Congratulations on your success.

I would like to take the opportunity to offer my most sincere congratulations to you both on celebrating your diamond wedding anniversary.

 

60 years is a wonderful milestone.

 

Very many congratulations to you both.

My most sincere congratulations to all staff who got involved in raising funds for Red Nose Day.

 

£1,500 is a fantastic amount raised for such a great cause.

 

Very many congratulations.

I would like to offer my most sincere congratulations to all the College staff who were involved in the Ukrainian-themed bake sale and mini- concert to raise money for the DEC Humanitarian Appeal.

 

A wonderful way to bring staff together for a great cause, very many congratulations.

My most sincere congratulations to you on celebrating your 10th Birthday.

 

A wonderful achievement, very many congratulations. Long may your valued service continue.

I would like to offer my most sincere congratulations to you on leading the organisation of this year's West Berkshire and North Hampshire Primary Schools Cross Country Championships.

 

It was wonderful to see this event return after a 2 year hiatus, and fantastic to see more than 1,200 pupils participate in the event.

 

A wonderful achievement, very many congratulations.

I would like to offer my most sincere congratulations to you on being named ‘School of the Year’ by the Berkshire Lawn Tennis Association.

 

A wonderful achievement, very many congratulations.

March 2022

My most sincere congratulations to you and all involved in the development of your new Scout Head Quarters.

 

I know that the Deputy Mayor thoroughly enjoyed being present at the ground breaking ceremony that recently took place. I look forward to seeing how the building develops.

 

A wonderful achievement, very many congratulations.

I would like to offer my most heartfelt thanks to you and all staff for your efforts to support the people of Ukraine.

 

Driving to the Polish border with a van filled with aid is a truly wonderful, selfless act.

 

Thank you for going above and beyond.

My most sincere congratulations to you on the launch of Phoenix Lacrosse Club.

 

I thoroughly enjoyed being present for the launch event, and I wish you every success for a long and prosperous future.

I would like to offer my most sincere thanks to all who took part in planting sunflowers, the national flower of Ukraine, to raise funds for the Red Cross DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.

 

Raising more than £4,000 is a fantastic achievement. Very many congratulations to all involved.

I would like to, once again, offer my most sincere congratulations to you on becoming the World University Championship cross country champion following your winning performance in Portugal.

 

It’s truly wonderful to follow your continuous success after a brilliant start to 2022.

 

A fantastic achievement, very many congratulations. Long may your accomplishments continue.

My most sincere congratulations to you on the opening of your newest shop at Parkway Shopping Centre.

 

I wish you every success for the future.

My most sincere congratulations to you on taking on the ‘March in March’ challenge to raise funds for Combat Stress.

 

I wish you every success with your fundraising endeavours and your challenge.

I would like to offer my most sincere congratulations to you on your recent hammer throwing success.

 

Not only have you been selected to represent GB at the European Winter Throws Cup in Portugal, but you also achieved a World Deaf hammer throw record.

 

What a fantastic achievement at the age of 19.

 

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

My most sincere congratulations to you on your appointment as Chief Executive of Newbury Building Society.

 

I wish you every success in your role.

My most sincere congratulations to all who were involved in hosting the recent Maths Challenge event.

 

What a wonderful way to bring schools together.

 

Congratulations to all involved.

I would like to offer my most sincere congratulations to you both for raising £600 for Newbury Cancer Care by taking part in a 24 hour wake-athon challenge.

 

A wonderful achievement for you both, very many congratulations.

I would like to offer a huge congratulations to all who took part in your sponsored walk, raising £200 for the British Heart Foundation.

 

Very many congratulations.

I would like to offer my most sincere congratulations to you as you continue to excel in your athletics career.

 

Winning a bronze medal at the British Athletics UK Indoor Championships is a truly remarkable achievement.

 

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

I would like to offer my most sincere congratulations to you for winning your third five-year term.

 

It’s wonderful that you will be supporting businesses, delivering events and improving footfall in the town for the next five years.

 

Very many congratulations.

My most sincere congratulations to you for raising more than £11,000 for Alzheimer’s Society over the last year.

 

A wonderful achievement, very many congratulations.

I would like to extend my most sincere thanks and congratulations to all organisations who have been involved with the launch of The Befriend Bus.

 

This is a very exciting initiative, a wonderful way to support the older generation and encourage socialisation.

 

Very many congratulations to all.

I would like to offer my most sincere congratulations on the opening of your new cocktail & sports bar in Newbury.

 

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

My most sincere congratulations to all who participated in the fun run at Greenham Common, raising £750 for the charity.

 

A wonderful achievement, very many congratulations.

I would like to offer my most sincere congratulations to you on being selected as part of the Under 19’s England Lacrosse Team.

 

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

My most sincere congratulations to you for donating 141 pints of blood over a 60 year period.

 

What a wonderful way to selflessly help others.

 

A wonderful achievement, very many congratulations.

My most sincere congratulations to all who were involved in the “Let’s Get Physical” fundraising initiative, raising over £800 for Dementia UK.

 

A wonderful achievement, very many congratulations.