Gibraltar gift pleases mayor

This Is Wiltshire: Swindon mayor Mick Bray with Sean Keating, from Gibraltar, and Kevin Leaning, of Swindon’s youth offending team Swindon mayor Mick Bray with Sean Keating, from Gibraltar, and Kevin Leaning, of Swindon’s youth offending team

SWINDON mayor Mick Bray has been presented with a special crystal showing the famous Rock of Gibraltar by the youth offending team from that British territory.

Coun Bray received the trinket on behalf of the borough when the team visited the Civic Offices on October 17. It will be displayed in the mayor’s parlour at the offices, in Euclid Street.

He said: “It’s a very nice gift. If I get anybody from an official visit, I always give them something from ourselves.

“And I gave them a crystal paperweight in a case with the arms of Swindon on. “I also give them a lapel badge with the arms of Swindon on it.

“The Gibraltar crystal was very nice. It’s going in our display cabinet, I’m not allowed to keep anything.”

Coun Bray, who served more than 30 years in the RAF, said: “It’s of great interest to me because I did 30 years in the Air Force and one of my responsibilities was with the dental centres in Gibraltar and I had to visit once a year at least.

“One year I went up the rock and I went up backwards in a Land Rover.”

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12:54pm Sat 27 Oct 12

MrAngry says...

It is a shame that we can not comment on the story about the next mayor - Nick Martin.

I know for a fact that his inappropriate behaviour was not an isolated incident.
It is a shame that we can not comment on the story about the next mayor - Nick Martin. I know for a fact that his inappropriate behaviour was not an isolated incident. MrAngry

6:15pm Sun 28 Oct 12

1 2 Could B says...

You CAN comment on that here
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Also provides a few more thoughts as to why it went to press
You CAN comment on that here http://www.talkswind on.org/index.php/top ic,8923.msg85972/top icseen.html#msg85972 Also provides a few more thoughts as to why it went to press 1 2 Could B

6:22pm Sun 28 Oct 12

1 2 Could B says...

These threads tend to scramble the links, but basically you are allowed to make comments on all topics (and even raise your own) on the
talkswindon.org website
These threads tend to scramble the links, but basically you are allowed to make comments on all topics (and even raise your own) on the talkswindon.org website 1 2 Could B

6:41pm Sun 28 Oct 12

itsamess3 says...

Only problem with Talkswindon is it is very politically biassed--other than that it can be very informative as to what is really going on in around our town.
Only problem with Talkswindon is it is very politically biassed--other than that it can be very informative as to what is really going on in around our town. itsamess3

8:28pm Sun 28 Oct 12

MrAngry says...

I know of a case where Councillor A (not saying who) made a sexual remark to a female employee which was witnessed by Senior Officer B and Councillor C (not saying who). The comment was bad enough that both B and C apologised on behalf of A.

I am sure that many female staff would be scared to make a complaint of sexual harrassment against a councillor especially at a time when the council are looking to cut staff.
I know of a case where Councillor A (not saying who) made a sexual remark to a female employee which was witnessed by Senior Officer B and Councillor C (not saying who). The comment was bad enough that both B and C apologised on behalf of A. I am sure that many female staff would be scared to make a complaint of sexual harrassment against a councillor especially at a time when the council are looking to cut staff. MrAngry

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