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Mayor’s annual Civic Service and Parade pays tribute to volunteers

Mayor’s annual Civic Service and Parade pays tribute to volunteers

by Henry James (October 2021)

THE Mayor of West Lancashire, Councillor Gordon Johnson, accompanied by his Mayoress, Mrs Jacqueline Johnson, and the Deputy Mayor and Deputy Mayoress, held his annual Civic Service on Sunday, October 3.

The mayor welcomed civic dignitaries from neighbouring Lancashire authorities and the Deputy Lord Lieutenant. Members of the council and officers were also in attendance and local veterans, uniformed groups and members of local voluntary organisations were invited along with other special guests.

The service was to thank all the volunteers in the borough who work tirelessly for the residents and to also support the mayor’s chosen charities for his mayoral year, the Birchwood Centre and St Anne’s Guides, Brownies and Rainbows.

Councillor Gordon Johnson, said: “It is a pleasure and honour to meet with all the local volunteers that make West Lancashire the great place it is and this service will pay tribute to the great work that they do. As a volunteer myself, I’ve witnessed the selfless way volunteers give their time and energy to those who need it most, and I was proud to be able to honour them at this ceremony.”

The parade left Coronation Park in Ormskirk at 2.15pm parading down Park Avenue onto Aughton Street and headed up to St Anne’s Roman Catholic Church on Prescot Road. The Skelmersdale Prize Band led the Parade.

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