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Mayor 2022-2023 – Dave Jasper
I am delighted to have been elected as Mayor of Sedgefield. I consider it to be a very great honour and privilege to have been asked to represent our wonderful village. My links with the area go back to 1976 when I was appointed as Music teacher at Sedgefield Primary, a role which I was very happy in during my 8 years there. It was during that time that I became MD for the Lyric Singers, another role which a thoroughly enjoyed. I moved into Sedgefield in 1988 and following my marriage to Julie we welcomed our children Tim and Ciaran who have both grown up in the village. In 2003 I joined the Sedgefield Players and can still be seen regularly tripping the boards in a wide array of productions. I love spending time with such a talented group of people ranging through all age groups. I am now three times the age I was when I first worked in Sedgefield and having spent most of my adult life here, I feel fully accepted as a local Sedgefield(ite). I just need to persuade the Players to put on a production of Dick Whittington as I have a black cat!
I promise to carry out the civic duties of Mayor of Sedgefield to the best of my ability and to follow the wonderful examples set by past Mayors of Sedgefield. My wife and I look forward to meeting residents and visitors to Sedgefield, to represent our village and to raise funds for local causes close to our hearts. My headline charity will be Cancer Research which I have chosen in memory of my much loved parents. My Mum died of Bowel Cancer, a disease which affects 1 in 25 people, and my Dad died of Prostate Cancer, a disease which affects 1 in 9 people.
Details about my fund raising events will be posted on this page and through other Town Council media such as Twitter and Sedgefield Extra.
6th August 2022
A cracking night out representing Sedgefield at Great Aycliffe Mayor Cllr Ken Robson’s Charity Night with Micky Rich singing hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s in the Phoenix Club, Newton Aycliffe, all to raise money for the Mayor’s 2 favoured charities. Well done Ken, Elaine and Alison for organising such a great night.
Plenty of Mayors and Consorts in attendance lending support too.
1st August 2022
I was thrilled to be invited to meet the Northumbria in Bloom judges for individual community premises today. A guided tour of the various areas within the building was an eye-opener: men’s mental health, reflexology, sewing class, flower arranging and an art gallery all being catered for. The 3 areas of the garden were next up, with its raised beds for easy access This was followed by coffee and cake and a chat with the judges and volunteers. The transformation from an empty garage showroom into a thriving community hub is astounding. Mention should be made of young Tristan Anderson, who has shown maturity and an awareness of environmental issues which belie his age. A thoroughly entertaining morning. Thank you, Hive.
30th July 2022
A good turnout at the Grand Bring and Buy Sale, in spite of the rain this morning, with great help from my teams of helpers, assisting me to raise £182.10 for my charities. Thank you for a job well done.
27th July 2022
What a lovely morning we had accompanying the two Northumbria in Bloom judges round the village, showing them just how wonderful Sedgefield is, thanks to the hard work and vision of the STC gardeners and the Sedgefield in Bloom team, in making it such an ideal place to live. Well done everyone – it’s really beautiful.
I was privileged to be among the many Civic guests at Seaham to witness the granting of the Freedom of the Town of Seaham to the 4th Regiment Royal Artillery.
The Mayor of Seaham Sue Morrison gave an excellent welcoming speech during the Celebration Service.
22th July 2022
Here are a few pictures from the Mayor of Sedgefield’s 50s and 60s fundraiser evening in Sedgefield Parish Hall, with entertainment by the incredible Moondogs. The sell-out crowd all had a fabulous evening, dancing the night away.
Pictured: Mayor of Sedgefield Dave Jasper and Consort Julie with (1st group image) Civic Head of Northumberland Trevor Cessford with his Consort Nicole and (2nd group image) Mayor of Ferryhill Carole Atkinson with her Consort. daughter Nicola.
I was delighted to be the guest of honour at a concert given by Belmont Ladies’ Choir (conducted by Steve and accompanied by Edward) in the Sedgefield Methodist Church. A varied programme of music ranging from a My Fair Lady Medley to Gospel music and from Da Doo Ron Ron Ron to Mamma Mia was enjoyed by all.
A big thank you to the team who arranged the whole evening, including the very welcome tea and biscuits on such a hot evening.
The Second ‘At Home’ of the week, this time for the Great Aycliffe Mayoress, Elaine Robson at their Council Offices. A lovely time was had by all the guests and almost £400 was raised in the mega-raffle for their charities.
Pictured: Mayor of Sedgefield Dave Jasper and Consort Julie with Mayor of Great Aycliffe Ken Robson and Mayoress Elaine Robson.
A lovely afternoon spent at Mayor of Shildon Hannah Hanratty’s ‘At Home Tea Party’ event in the Civic Hall today. We were greeted by a piper at the door, were entertained by pupils from Timothy Hackworth Primary School reciting their own ‘I Have a Dream’ speeches and we were in great company with an abundance of Mayors and Civic Dignitaries. Well done Hannah.
Pictured: Mayor of Sedgefield Dave Jasper and his Consort Julie with Mayor of Shildon Hannah Hanratty.
We have had the most wonderful time in perfect weather in Stockton celebrating Armed Forces Day. A packed programme of stalls and entertainment kept us enthralled all day. The highlight for us had to be 8 Rifles sounding The Retreat after they’d paraded down the High Street. which was packed with schoolchildren and well-wishers, all enjoying the spectacle.
Well done Mayor Ross Patterson for putting on such a great event, before we all went to The Arc for refreshments.
Mayor of Sedgefield Dave Jasper and his Consort Julie were thrilled to be invited to the Sedgefield Twinning Association’s Strawberries and Fizz event in Ceddesfeld Hall.
Pictured with Dave are members of the Committee and Event Organisers. They are always on the lookout for new members to join this friendly group, to maintain the links with Hamminkeln.
Lovely event today in a packed Spennymoor Town Hall for Mayor Dean Ranyard’s At Home Fundraiser, with some wonderful, patriotic entertainment from Spennymoor Stage and Song. Caught up with some old friends and we even came away with a few prizes.
Pictured: Mayor of Sedgefield Dave Jasper with Mayor of Sedgefield Dean Ranyard and his Consort Beckie Calder.
Mayor of Sedgefield Dave Jasper and his Consort Julie were delighted to be invited to Seaham Mayor’s Afternoon Tea Party in Seaham Town Hall on 16th June. They were pleased to be able to meet a number of Mayors from other local Councils, as well as renewing acquaintances with some other Mayors from previous civic engagements. Seaham Mayor Sue Morrison put on an excellent afternoon’s entertainment for her guests, whilst raising funds for her chosen charities.
The Mayor of Sedgefield and his consort Julie represented the town at the Mayor of Great Aycliffe’s Civic Service at St Claire’s Church in Newton Aycliffe.
Pictured: Mayor of Sedgefield Dave Jasper and his Consort Julie with the Mayor of Great Aycliffe Ken Robson and Consort Elaine.
Following a wonderfully uplifting Service of Thanksgiving in St. Edmund’s Church for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, Mayor of Sedgefield Dave Jasper and his consort Julie were delighted to accompany their civic guests to Ceddesfeld Hall grounds for refreshments and to enjoy a varied programme of musical events. Mayors, consorts and civic heads from Great Aycliffe, Stanley, Darlington, Sunderland and Blyth all remarked upon what a great day they’d had in Sedgefield.
What a great event we have just been to in Hartlepool Civic Centre watching the Mayor making. And what a fantastic spread afterwards. We also got to meet The Lord Lieutenant of Durham, Sue Snowdon.
Pictured: Mayor of Sedgefield Dave Jasper and his Consort Julie with new Hartlepool Mayor Brian Cowie.