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It takes a village to raise a child

"It takes a village to raise a child" was the message in Revd. Stroma McDermott's address in yesterday's Civic Service at St. James' Church. Or in Wetherby's case 'it takes a town to raise a child'.

Councillor Galan Moss' Mayoral charities for 2018/19 are the four PTA's who do so much to enhance the town's primary schools and this provided the basis for a service focusing on the valuable work that is carried out supporting the young children of Wetherby.


The service was well attended by local dignitaries, including the Deputy Lieutenant of West Yorkshire, Mr Jeremy Burton, the Mayor and Mayoress of Harrogate, the Mayor of Morley and the Mayor and Mayoress of Snaith & Cowick Council.


Councillor Moss was 'over the moon' after the service but was keen to stress that these events don't just happen and perhaps the most pleasing aspect was the contributions from across the community which helped to create such a successful event.

2018 Jubilee Award winner Charles Thompson was welcomed back to read 'The Star of Education' poem and pupils from Deighton Gates and St. James CE Primary Schools joined together in a combined schools choir.


Local watercolour artist Tony Farrar was able to see his image used on the cover of the service sheet and also provide inspiration for the colour of Wetherby Flower Club's beautiful decorations that adorned both St. James' Church and the Church Centre.


A final thank you to everyone who either joined the Town Council at yesterday's service, or who helped to make it such a colourful celebration of our wonderful community.


Wetherby Town Council

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