The Mayor’s ‘At Home’ Reception
KPC was invited to send a representative to this event on 6th March. The reception is held each year ‘to give the Mayor, Councillors and Senior Officers the opportunity to thank local organisations for all the good work they carry out relentlessly in the Royal Borough’.
I attended with some trepidation, as I did not know anybody else
there. It was held in the Council
Chamber – very impressive, with a great deal of gold decoration on curtains,
emblems and insignia. The Mayor,
Councillor Shiraz Mirza, presented the Community
Awards during the reception. There were
seven awards given across a variety of types of work, and the recipients
included someone who crocheted blankets for the Neo Natal Support Unit of
Kingston Hospital; the coordinator of Street Pastors;
On reflection, I thought this was a valuable opportunity to show our confidence in our cause within the local community, and to provide a small toe-hold into further engagement and elaboration.