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14 Dec: Mayor pays tribute to town’s community spirit in his Christmas message

The Mayor of Royal Sutton Coldfield has praised the strong community spirit in the town in his Christmas message. Councillor Derrick Griffin said: “I have met very many volunteers as part of my official duties this year and I am very aware of the strong sense of community in our Royal Town. Sutton Coldfield has a long tradition of people doing exceptional work for the benefit of residents. In the


19 Nov: Naomi wins Mayor’s Charity Christmas card design competition

The Mayor of Royal Sutton Coldfield, Councillor Derrick Griffin, has announced the winner of his Christmas card design competition. Naomi Hawker of the Deanery C of E Primary School was named as the successful designer in a special assembly which the Mayor attended today. Acacia Family Support is the Mayor’s Charity, and they approached the Deanery School to design a Christmas card because the school is already very supportive of

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16 Nov: Deputy Lieutenant joins Town leaders to remember the fallen

Deputy Lieutenant Dr John Craggs MBE DL was joined by the Mayor of Sutton Coldfield Town Councillors and City Councillors and Community Leaders at Holy Trinity Parish Church on Sunday 11 November to remember the fallen in two world wars and subsequent conflicts. The service was organised by the Sutton Coldfield Branch of the Royal British Legion and lead by the Rector of Holy Trinity Parish Church, the Reverend John

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12 Oct: Town Council celebrates volunteers and rewards community champions

Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Council has celebrated volunteers and community champions in its second Community Awards evening. 130 people from over 40 voluntary organisations attended the event at the Town Hall to hear the winners announced by the Mayor: Following the success of the first event held in 2017, the Town Council wanted to reward the contribution of residents who give their time and make a difference to the lives

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29 Jul: Town Council seeks unsung heroes for second Community Awards

Nominations are now open for the second Sutton Coldfield Community Awards. Following the success of the first Community Awards event held in 2017, the Town Council is looking to reward the everyday efforts and achievements of extraordinary people who give their time to make a difference to the lives of their neighbours and communities in Sutton Coldfield. New for 2018 is the category of Community Group of the Year. The

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29 May: The Mayor announces his charity for the year

The Mayor of Sutton Coldfield, Councillor Derrick Griffin, has chosen Acacia Family Support as his charity to support during his term in office. Acacia Family Support located in Sutton Coldfield was founded in 2004 by two local mums, Emma Borg and Rachel Gregory who both experienced postnatal depression and were determined to help other families.  The charity works alongside the local health service and delivers a service from St John’s

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16 May: New Mayor elected for Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield

Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Council has elected a new Mayor at its first full Council meeting since the elections on 3rd May. Councillor Derrick Griffin has served on the Town Council since its inception in 2016, first as a Councillor for Newhall Ward and now for Walmley and Minworth. Derrick moved from Walsall to Walmley with his late wife Jeanette in 1978. His two daughters attended Walmley Infant and Junior

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19 Mar: Town Schools rise to Mayor’s Eco Challenge

Four Sutton Coldfield schools have been recognised by the Mayor for their enthusiasm and commitment to the environment as they showcase their outstanding projects. Banners Gate Primary, Langley Special School, Mere Green Primary and Moor Hall Primary were all presented with £500. These schools were picked by the Mayor as having the most exciting projects and planned works. Last September, all primary schools in the town were invited to apply

07 Feb: Mayor’s dinner raises thousands to support town cancer charity

The Mayor of Sutton Coldfield has thanked all those who supported his charity dinner on Friday night (2nd February). The event took place at Moor Hall Hotel and Spa and was held in aid of his chosen charity, the Cancer Support Centre. Guests raised a total of £3650. Mayor of Sutton Coldfield, Councillor David Pears said: “I am so pleased we raised a significant amount to support the good work