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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.

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.

February 2022

My most sincere congratulations to all involved in hosting the annual ‘Pink Day’ charity event raising funds for Cancer Research and Volunteer Centre West Berkshire. It’s wonderful to see the return of this event.

 

Very many congratulations.

I would like to offer my most sincere congratulations to all involved in Newbury Parkrun as you celebrate your 10 year anniversary.

 

It’s wonderful to see this event continue to be popular, bringing the community together to improve their physical and mental health.

 

Congratulations once again, I wish you every success for the future.

I would like to send my congratulations to all those involved in setting up the girls’ ‘Pitch Up and Play’ rugby event.

 

A wonderful initiative to get girls from the local area involved in the sport.

 

Very many congratulations.

My most sincere congratulations to you winning the Community Group of the Year award at West Berkshire’s Community Champion Awards.

 

A wonderful achievement, very many congratulations.

My most sincere congratulations to you on your 35 years’ service to Newbury Building Society, 15 years of those as CEO, as you move into retirement.

 

A wonderful achievement, very many congratulations on your fantastic service.

 

I wish you all the best for your retirement.

I would like to offer my most sincere congratulations to all who have been involved in the launch of the James Cowper Kreston Foundation.

 

It’s wonderful that this new initiative will support locally based charities and organisations to help achieve their goals and provide financial support.

 

A fantastic achievement, very many congratulations and I wish you all the best with your new Foundation.

I would like to offer my most sincere congratulations to all who took part in the recent Berks and South Bucks ASA County Championships.

 

What a fantastic weekend of success from our local club with 18 medals achieved across the event.

 

Wonderful achievement for all, very many congratulations.

My most sincere congratulations to you on being part of the England squad to represent our country in the Six Nations Rugby Championship.

 

A wonderful achievement. Very many congratulations to you and I wish you every success for the future.

January 2022

I would like to offer a huge congratulations to you and all who were involved in the success of The Louise Purton Toy Appeal in 2021.

 

A wonderful initiative, it’s great to see how successful this year’s appeal has been and generosity from local people.

 

Very many congratulations to all involved.

I would like to take the opportunity to offer my most sincere congratulations to all pupils who celebrated their successes at your recent presentation evening.

 

The past couple of years have been incredibly difficult for young people doing their exams, I would like to congratulate every pupil who has performed under the conditions of the pandemic. It’s great that you were able to bring pupils together to celebrate their achievements.

 

Very many congratulations to all.

My most sincere congratulations to you on your recent online success, gaining 20k views on YouTube and 10k streams on Spotify for your new song.

 

It’s great to see your audience growing and getting recognition for your talents.

 

I wish you every success for the future.

My most sincere congratulations to you for offering free tattoos to thank NHS Workers.

 

A wonderful initiative, very many congratulations.

I would like to offer my most sincere thanks to all those involved in the set up of the brand new community larder.

 

Thank you for providing the base for this community resource to help support local people struggling with food poverty.

 

A huge thank you and congratulations to all involved.

My most sincere congratulations to you on winning the ‘Sensei of the Year’ award during the internationally recognised Annual NinjaCon Awards for your work at Code Ninjas.

 

A wonderful achievement, very many congratulations.

My most sincere congratulations to you on being recognised in the Queen’s New Year Honours list. It’s brilliant to hear that you have been appointed an OBE for your public service.

 

A truly wonderful achievement, very many congratulations.

My most sincere congratulations you on your fantastic 25 years voluntary service to Newbury Cancer Care.

 

Your efforts have not gone unnoticed, and I commend you for the service that you have provided for this great local charity.

 

A wonderful achievement, very many congratulations.

I would like to offer my most sincere thanks to all students who took part in collecting donations for West Berkshire Foodbank before Christmas.

 

A truly wonderful way for young people to engage with the community and help those in need.

 

Very may congratulations to all involved.

December 2021

My most sincere congratulations to you on receiving to ‘One to Watch’ award at the UK Social Enterprise Awards.

 

A truly wonderful achievement, and a very worthy winner supporting mental health charities and encouraging important conversations.

 

Very many congratulations.

I would like to offer my congratulations to all who took part in the recent Berkshire Cross Country Championships.

 

With so much success from athletes in podium places, everyone should be incredibly proud of their achievements in representing our town.

 

Very many congratulations.

Very many congratulations to you on having your painting to be chosen by the Archbishop of Canterbury for his personal Christmas card this year.

 

A wonderful achievement, congratulations.

My most sincere congratulations to you on winning a nationwide casting call to play the role of Maddie in the film Our Summer.

 

It was wonderful to hear about your experience at the film premier in London where the film also won an ‘Emerging Film Maker Award’.

 

A brilliant achievement, very many congratulations.

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.

 

After missing last year, it was wonderful to see the event return in great form.

 

Congratulations to all involved.

My most sincere congratulations to you on receiving your Honours Award from Her Majesty The Queen for your voluntary and charitable services to The Rosemary Appeal and Newbury Cancer Care.

 

A truly wonderful achievement. Very many congratulations.

My most sincere congratulations to you for coming 1st place in your category at the European Cross Country Championships.

 

A truly wonderful achievement. Congratulations once again and I wish you every success for the future.

My most sincere congratulations to you on achieving a gold medal at the Judo British Championships which took place in Sheffield.

 

A truly wonderful achievement. Very many congratulations.

My most sincere congratulations to you and all volunteers who took part in delivering the Over 80’s 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.

 

Thank you very much for another remarkable year. Congratulations to all involved.

My most sincere congratulations to you on achieving an ‘Outstanding’ rating by Ofsted.

 

To be awarded the highest accolade in all categories of inspection is a truly wonderful achievement.

 

Very many congratulations to all.

My most sincere congratulations to you for celebrating your 30th birthday.

 

It’s wonderful that you are returning to practice following a break due to covid and can celebrate the Club’s belated birthday.

 

I wish you every success for the future.

I would like to offer my most sincere congratulations to you for hosting the Santa Fun Run this year.

 

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

 

It was great to see it return after last year’s hiatus. Thank you to all involved in making the event happen this year and a huge congratulations to all who participated.

November 2021

My most sincere congratulations to you on being awarded a grant of £120,000 from the Culture Recovery Fund.

 

I hope this funding helps support you coming out of the pandemic. I wish you every success for the future.

I would like to offer my most sincere congratulations to you for hosting a stellar Christmas Lights Switch On event.

 

It was a joy to be a part of and having the pleasure to turn on the Christmas Lights was brilliant.

 

It was great to see it return after last year’s hiatus. Thank you to all involved in producing this fantastic event.

I would like to offer my congratulations to those who volunteered to collect money for Children in Need on Northbrook Street.

 

Raising more than £2,500 from your efforts is a wonderful achievement.

 

Very many congratulations to all members involved.

I would like to offer my most sincere thanks to you for the time and effort that you have put into creating the sea of red poppies on display at the corner of Bath Road and Leys Gardens.

 

A wonderful creation, and a great way to raise awareness for the Poppy Appeal.

 

Very many congratulations and thanks to you.

I would like to take the opportunity to congratulate you all for raising funds to buy the Old London Apprentice Pub a defibrillator by running as George, Zippy and Bungle from the TV show Rainbow.

 

What a fun way to raise money to buy a life saving piece of equipment!

 

A huge congratulations to the three of you.

My most sincere congratulations to all who were involved in the return of your annual fireworks fundraiser at Newbury Racecourse.

 

It was wonderful to see the event back, and I thank everyone who was involved in the organisation of the successful event this year.

My most sincere congratulations to you on raising a fantastic £14,000 at your Bonfire Night fireworks display.

 

A truly wonderful amount of money raised for support the development of the club and opportunities for all to get involved with.

 

Very many congratulations.

My most sincere congratulations to you both on the recent publication of your children’s book Raffles Discovers the Magic that you worked on together through lockdown.

 

A wonderful achievement, very many congratulations to you both.

My most sincere congratulations to you on qualifying for the Spartan Race Kids World Championships in competitive obstacle course racing, taking place in Abu Dhabi.

 

To be representing at such a young age at this event is a truly fantastic achievement.

 

Very many congratulations to you.

I would like to offer my most sincere congratulations to all the men who took part in the ‘Boys in Bras’ charity walk.

 

It’s wonderful to hear that the event raised more than £7,000 for the charity.

 

A fantastic achievement, and a huge congratulations to all involved.

My most sincere congratulations to you on the opening of your new coffee shop.

 

I had a wonderful time visiting for the opening, I wish you every success for the future.

I would like to send my congratulations to you for celebrating 25 years at your home on Monks Lane.

 

A wonderful achievement, very many congratulations and I wish you all the best for your celebration events.

October 2021

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

 

What an incredible milestone to reach, a truly wonderful achievement. Very many congratulations, once again.

I would like to offer the very best of luck to you in your challenge of rowing the Atlantic this December, raising funds for Victoria’s Promise which supports young women and families through their cancer diagnosis.

 

To raise money for this charity in memory of your late wife through this challenge is truly heart-warming.

 

I wish you every success and all the very best for your adventure and fundraising endeavors.

My most sincere congratulations to you for winning the top title at the WTKA British Open event for Muay Thai.

 

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

I would like to offer my congratulations to students who were involved in the sponsored walk as part of a health and wellbeing day.

 

By doing this you raised over £11,500 for student wellbeing and environmental projects which is truly fantastic.

 

Very many congratulations to all involved.

My most sincere congratulations to you on the opening of your new shop.

 

I wish you every success for the future.

A huge congratulations to you for being awarded the highest accolade possible for your gins from the world’s largest guild of gourmet food and wines.

 

A wonderful achievement, very many congratulations.

My most sincere congratulations to you on the recent opening of your new restaurant. It will make a great addition to the town.

 

I wish you every success for the future.

My most sincere congratulations to you for raising more than £500 for Wallace and Gromit’s Children’s Charity by hosting a fundraising concert playing the cello.

 

A truly wonderful achievement, very many congratulations.

I would like to offer my congratulations to you on your recent silver win in the M60 triple jump at the West Masters Championship.

 

A wonderful achievement, very many congratulations.

My most sincere congratulations to you, not only for completing the London Marathon but for becoming the first British runner over the age of 70 to complete the run in under three hours.

 

What an outstanding achievement, very many congratulations.

I would like to offer my congratulations to all local people who recently took part in the London Marathon.

 

Whether you were raising funds for charity or were aiming to reach a personal goal; you should all be incredibly proud of your achievements.

 

Very many congratulations to you all!

A huge congratulations to all who took part in your recent 12 hour charity martial arts roll-athon for Macmillan Cancer Support.

 

Raising £3,000 is a wonderful achievement. Very many congratulations and thanks to all who took part.

My most sincere congratulations to you for, once again, being shortlisted for the award of Best UK Weekly Newspaper.

 

A wonderful achievement. Very many congratulations.

My most sincere congratulations to you on winning a gold and a silver medal after competing at the C2 International Judo Competition in London.

 

A wonderful achievement, very many congratulations.

I would like to offer my congratulations to all local people who recently took part in the Newbury Race for Life at the racecourse.

 

Very many congratulations to you all!

I would like to take the opportunity to offer my most sincere congratulations upon the long-awaited official opening of Falkland Grange Care Home

 

After welcoming your first residents over a year ago, it’s wonderful that you were able to finally have the opportunity to celebrate your official opening.

 

A huge congratulations to you, I wish you every success for the future.

I would like to take the opportunity to offer my most sincere congratulations to you for the opening of your new store in Parkway Shopping Centre.

 

A wonderful achievement after starting your business at our very own Market.

 

Huge congratulations, and I wish you every success for the future.

My most sincere congratulations to you on your recent success at the regional gymnastics competition in Southampton.

 

It is wonderful to see local talent perform so well in competitions, but to come away with 21 medals, 22 ribbons, 2 overall champions and two selectees for the Southern Regional Team is a truly wonderful achievement.

 

Congratulations to all coaches and gymnasts who helped secure such fantastic achievements.