Chairman’s engagements include school opening and Chinese New Year celebrations

12 February 2018


The official opening of Lawrence View Primary School and Nursery in Eastwood takes place this week.

The school, which has 212 children on its roll, will hold the celebration event on Friday from 10am. Nottinghamshire County Council Chairman Councillor John Handley and Councillor Philip Owen, Chairman of the Children and Young People’s Committee will be in attendance.

The brand new school replaces Lynncroft Primary School – which Councillor Handley’s children both attended when they were growing up.

The event, which will also feature guests from the Education and Schools Funding Agency, will include a school assembly, songs from the school choir and the unveiling of a plaque.

Elsewhere, Nottinghamshire County Council will be ablaze with colour as Chinese New Year Celebrations take place at County Hall this week.

Council Chairman Councillor John Handley has invited Nottinghamshire Chinese Welfare Association to come to County Hall for the event on Tuesday evening.

More than 80 people are expected at the event from 5.30pm in the Assembly Rooms for a Chinese meal and entertainment including a Lion Dance, Tai Chi, dancing and singing.

Councillor Handley had previously been to the welfare association’s AGM in Mansfield Road last autumn.

On Thursday, there is Stonewall Top 100 celebration for the county council at County Hall, and on Friday afternoon the Chairman will visit Mansfield Recovery Facility, on the Crown Farm Industrial Park, in Mansfield.

The Chairman will be revealing the amount raised by local residents following the new year campaign to help people with terminal and life-limiting illnesses, their families and carers.

Nottinghamshire residents have been busy recycling drinks cans and plastic bottles to help raise money for local people who are being cared for by Nottinghamshire Hospice, Nottinghamshire County Council Chairman’s chosen charity.

Throughout January, Veolia (Nottinghamshire County Council’s waste management contractor) have been donating £2 for every tonne of recyclable plastic bottles and cans collected from kerbside recycling bins.

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