Coun Steph Booth: My mayoral year is flying by

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Heavens above, how quickly my mayoral year is passing.

Before Christmas things seemed to be going at a reasonably gentle pace, but the new year has seen time accelerate. I may yet meet myself coming back.

Of course, the floods were a hectic time. So many good people worked so hard to help one another.

It was wonderful on Saturday, February 13 to hold a tea party in the Mayor’s Parlour and the court room to say thank you to volunteers who had worked so hard.

Tony Thomas from Ham Corner did a brilliant job of organising the event. I want to say a huge thank you to him and to all the market traders for their generosity in supporting this event. You are all stars.

Several people have mentioned to me that previous mayors have held dances or even balls in the town hall.

So, not to be left out, on Saturday, March 19 I am hosting an Irish ceilidh.

The band is booked, the Earthquakers. They are bringing a caller with them so no one can use the excuse of not being able to dance. Even those with two left feet can have a go at following instructions.

The doors will open at 7pm with the dancing starting at 7.30pm. There will be food and the bar will be open.

It will be a ticketed event as the ballroom can only accommodate a certain number.

The price of tickets are the same no matter what your age - £3 – and this includes food.

Tickets will be available at Todmorden Information Centre, Todmorden News Centre and the old co-op.

I want as many people as possible to come along. So bring your partners; bring your friends; bring your children; and bring your grannies too.

The floor in the ballroom is perfect for dancing. We can let our hair down, put the misery of the floods behind us and dance and stamp our welcome to spring.