At the Guisborough Town Council annual Civic Evening, recently held on the 27th September, Guisborough Mayor, Councillor Mrs Janice Skelton awarded Mr Steve Simpson, Guisborough's very own 'singing street sweeper' with the Citizen of the Year Award.
The Town Council were informed of the Heroes Welcome Scheme by a local resident in June 2011. It was decided this was an excellent way for the town to show support for our Armed Forces personnel. Introduction of the scheme in Guisborough is especially poignant as the Town Mayor welcomed soldiers from the 2nd battalion of the Yorkshire Regiment when they paraded through the town on 20th July 2011.
34 retailers and businesses in Guisborough have now followed the growing number of towns and cities by joining up to the scheme and offering a warm welcome and in plenty of cases a discount to any member of the Armed Forces.
The scheme was officially launched on Friday 14th October 2011 by the Town Mayor, Councillor Mike Kilby and John Senior who created the scheme in 2008.
The Town Mayor said I would like to thank all of the businesses in the town who have signed up to the scheme. It is such a marvelous way to show collective support for our Armed Forces personnel who carry out such valuable work both at home and abroad.
Further details of the scheme are available from https://heroeswelcome.co.uk/ or by telephoning Ian Jones at Guisborough Town Council (01287 610193).
Guisborough Retailers and Businesses are currently being invited to update their details, or, indeed, join the scheme.
A survey can be completed online by going to the link - https://goo.gl/forms/eTpgwp5iktAiy2Oi2
Guisborough Town Council serves Guisborough and the villages of Upleatham, Dunsdale, Mount Pleasant and Newton-under-Roseberry. The town is the Ancient Capital of Cleveland and is also a gateway to the picturesque North York Moors National Park.
Guisborough Town Council has grant funding available from the grants / donations budget. Grants are open to charities and community groups that meet in Guisborough Parish.
The Town Council owns and maintains Bakehouse Square which is a small park just off Westgate. The Park also contains the Bakehouse Square Mural depicting the town's history.