Mayor Invites Award-Winning Volunteers @dudleymayor

Award-winning local volunteers have been invited to join the Mayor of Dudley, Cllr Margaret Aston, in the Mayor’s parlour on Friday 27th February. The Mayor has invited all ten individual volunteers and groups of volunteers who were honoured at the Dudley Volunteer Awards 2014 in October last year.

Among the guest list are Paul Billingsley of Accord Steel Cladding in Kingswinford, who picked up the Business Supporting the Community award and John Cheadle, a table tennis legend in the Bromley and Pensnett area for over 45 years, who was declared Sporting Champion. Also invited are Joshua Dudley of Lye who received the Young Volunteer of the Year Award and Heather Cruickshanks for her long service to voluntary work. Representatives of award-winning groups; Direxions of Stourbridge, Age UK Dudley, Heavens Volunteer Kitchens and the Black Country Museum Transport Group Volunteers have all accepted the Mayor’s invitation.

The Mayor’s guests will enjoy a guided tour of the Mayor’s parlour and refreshments before she  will speak about the Mayoral Chains of Office, Mace and ceremonial robes.

Dudley Mayor’s parlour is a treasure trove of unique artefacts that trace the history of Dudley. There are photographs of every Mayor of Dudley dating back to 1897, together with signed and framed photographs of Her Majesty the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh presented to the borough on the occasion of their visit during the 1977 Jubilee year. Antique and contemporary examples of local glassware are displayed as well as wonderful chandeliers made by Webb Corbett of Stourbridge (now Ruskin).

For more information about visits to the Mayor’s Parlour contact the Mayor’s Secretary, Christine Skelding, via E-mail: (

Our 5 star cup cake makers!

Huge thanks to everyone at Top Church Training who made our yummy cupcakes for this year’s Awards.  Everyone who attended had an individual cupcake in its own little case, just in case they didn’t have room and wanted to take it home for supper!

001Here’s the team getting the cupcakes ready for the event.  Did you know they also do sandwiches/jacket potatoes and other food? Why not get in touch via email to : and find out more.