Wednesday 24th January 2018
Veronica and I attended the Wellington Civic and Leisure Centre to witness the Citizenship Ceremony by which twelve men and women formally became British citizens. Cllr Stephen Reynolds, Mayor of Telford & wrekin, and I both made short speeches of welcome to the new citizens and their guests. I urged them to exercise their democratic rights by voting in elections and perhaps by standing for office and to consider joining one of the many charitable organisations active in Shropshire. The ceremony was conducted with great dignity by Deputy Superintendent Registrar Toby Dignum on behalf of the Borough of Telford & Wrekin.