November started with a very useful meeting with the Leader and Deputy Leader of Mid Devon District Council to discuss joint working on Building Control, Payroll and our Information Technology systems.
On Friday 6 November, I was fortunate to be able to take part in the young people’s Remembrance Day commemoration. It was good to see so many schools turn out, especially as the weather was not that kind. However, the children were wonderful and performed the wreath laying ceremonies with aplomb.
Sunday 8 November saw the annual Barnstaple Town Council’s memorial ceremony and parade. This was a very fitting tribute to help us all remember those who have fallen in past wars in the 20th and 21st centuries. The Royal Marines as always were splendidly turned out, as were all the Cadets, Cubs, Guides and Beavers and Brownies. I was so pleased to witness so many people coming together to commemorate this occasion – there were indeed hundreds of people in attendance and it is fitting to say thank you to all who made an effort right across North Devon.