The Mayor's Travels
Rushden high street's longstanding toy shop, Osborne's Sport & Toys celebrates its 65th Anniversary! Today also marks the 5 year anniversary of the passing of Jim Osborne, the much loved-founder.
Special 65th anniversary jigsaws have been commissioned to commemorate the milestone 65th year of trading. The jigsaws are on sale from today, with a donation from each one sold going to the local Rushden Museum.
On Friday 30th July the Town Mayor, Cllr Cesare Marinaro, visited to congratulate Pam Osborne, her son Will, and all the staff at Osborne's on behalf of Rushden Town Council. The Mayor said these words, "it's such a great achievement, reaching sixty five years on our high street. It's also such an inspiration to see Pam Osborne at 87 year of age, continuing to work in the shop. Rushden is truly honoured and we wish them all the very best."
Will Osborne commented, "We've been overwhelmed by the good wishes and support of everyone, especially in these difficult times. So a big thank you to our past, present and future customers."
Congratulations to the Osborne's Family, what a remarkable milestone to reach.
Take a look at the fun vintage window display in the photos below (or when you're visiting the high street) and see if you can spot a toy that you had as a child...
The Town Mayor, Cllr Cesare Marinaro, visited Ang's Ices to thank her for her patience and hard work over the last few months (and of course, to have a sneaky 99 too!). Ang's unique order and delivery service was a real 'pick me up' for lots of families and even care homes during lockdown, and it's great to see Ang's Ices back in our park.
In the Frame, Rushden high street's longstanding picture framing shop, celebrates its 21st Anniversary!
On Monday 27th July the Town Mayor, Cllr Cesare Marinaro, popped in to congratulate them on behalf of Rushden Town Council.
Steve Martin, owner of In The Frame, gave these comments, "We have enjoyed being part of Rushden's high street over the last twenty one years. We take pride in the services we offer and the products we sell and we are very thankful for our amazing and loyal customers who have stuck with us over the years and who have been very supportive, especially throughout the circumstances surrounding COVID-19. It's great to be back and for the shop to be open again, we hope to be here for many more years to come."
Congratulations and well done to Steve and his staff at In The Frame. Thank you for being an integral part of Rushden's high street for over 20 years!
The Town Mayor, Cllr Cesare Marinaro, with his before and after haircut.
Good to see our Mayor complying with Covid-19 regulations!
On Wednesday 10th June the Town Mayor, Cllr Cesare Marinaro, visited local businesses in Rushden High Street, to thank them for their support, during the Covid-19 pandemic.
On Thursday 28th May the Town Mayor, Cllr Cesare Marinaro, took part in the last of the 'Clap for our Carers', this time showing his support at Redclyffe Care Home (again observing social distancing).
On Thursday 14th May the Town Mayor, Cllr Cesare Marinaro, once again took part in the 'Clap for our Carers', this time showing his support at Victoria House Care Home (again observing social distancing).
On Thursday 7th May the Town Mayor, Cllr Cesare Marinaro, was invited to join Spinneyfields Care Home, which is managed by Shaw Healthcare, to show his support for 'Clap for our Carers' (whilst observing social distancing).
On Sunday 26th January the Town Mayor, Cllr Cesare Marinaro, attended the 2020 Northamptonshire Amateur Swimming Association County Championships, at Corby International Pool.
On Saturday 25th January the Town Mayor, Cllr Cesare Marinaro, attended an Afternoon Tea fundraising event, at the Bede House, Higham Ferrers.
A total of £1,145.86 was raised, which will go towards a four week volunteering expedition to Borneo for Alfie Burge, to help build a sustainable community for the local people and help with deforestation.
For further information and to donate to Alfie's GoFundMe page please click on www.gofundme.com/alfieburge
On Sunday 22nd December the Town Mayor, Cllr Cesare Marinaro, held his Civic Carol Service at St Peter's Church, Rushden.
Special thanks to Revd Rachel Hawkins of St Peter's Church and to all that attended.
(Pictured from left Mayor of Higham Ferrers, Cllr Chris O'Rourke, Mayor of Wisbech, Cllr Michael Hill, Mayor and Mayoress of Raunds, Cllr Richard Levell and his wife Magdalene, Mayor and Mayoress of Rushden, Cllr Cesare Marinaro and his wife Sabina, Deputy Mayor and Deputy Mayoress of Huntingdon, Cllr Karl Webb and his wife Hilary Meers-Webb, Mayor of Irthlingborough, Cllr Adrian Winkle)
On Saturday 14th December the Town Mayor, Cllr Cesare Marinaro, was a special guest at Eclipse Gymnastics Christmas Show. Eclipse Gymnastics won Community Club Of The Year in October.
On Saturday 30th November, the Town Mayor, Cllr Cesare Marinaro, joined in with the fun at the Town's annual lights Switch-On. Pictured here with the Polar Bear!
On Thursday 17th October, the Town Mayor, Cllr Cesare Marinaro, attended East Northamptonshire Sports & Physical Activity Awards 2019, at Rushden Historical Transport Society's Goods Shed, and presented the Primary School of the Year Award to Newton Road School.
On Wednesday 9th October the Town Mayor, Cllr Cesare Marinaro, joined the celebrations at Victoria House, in recognition of the long serving staff. Russell Brown, Chief Financial Officer, was there to thank staff for 5, 10 and 15 years service. Town Councillors also joined in the fun celebrating the wonderful staff team.
On Monday 23rd September the Town Mayor, Cllr Cesare Marinaro, held his Charity Golf Day at Rushden Golf Club. The sun shone and a fantastic day was had by all, raising in excess of £4,000.00 for the Mayor's Charities, Teenage Cancer Trust and Rushden Mind, which will be divided at the end of the Mayoral year. Well done to the winning team, Paul Hunt & Associates, as pictured. A huge thank you to everyone that took part and for the generous donations.
On Friday 13th September the Town Mayor, Cllr Cesare Marinaro, attended the Annual Civic Opening of Rushden Feast, at Spencer Park. A short service was held by Rev Jez Safford.
On Saturday 6th July the Town Mayor, Cllr Cesare Marinaro, opened the British Championships for the EMTF-UK Tang Soo Do Championships, at the Pemberton Centre.
The Mayor was delighted to welcome in children and competitors from Cornwall, Scotland, Wales, London, Newcastle, Cambridge, Bedford, Lincoln, Manchester, Milton Keynes and of course Rushden. He was welcomed by their local instructor Master Ashok Kumar, who is also the Vice Chairman for International Organisation and was presented with a plaque for the appreciation and support that Rushden provides for the local group. The Mayor was particularly impressed by the determination, courage and skill of the youngsters. The local group went on to secure 1 Grand Champion trophy, 30 Gold medals, 26 Silver medals and 18 Bronze medals facing tough competition from 126 competitors. All the above will be offered the opportunity to now compete in the European championships that will be held in Rotterdam in October 2019. If you would like further details please contact Master Kumar on 07968 033213.
On Sunday 9th June the Town Mayor, Cllr Cesare Marinaro, supported YourTown NN10 Junior Park Run, in Hall Park, as part of Celebrate Rushden week.
On Monday 3rd June, as part of BBC Radio Northampton's 'Monday Mayor', the newly elected Town Mayor, Cllr Cesare Marinaro, was the first Mayor in the County to be interviewed by Helen Blaby. Well done Cllr Marinaro! To listen to the interview click here 'Monday Mayor'
On Tuesday 14th May 2019 at the Annual General Meeting of Rushden Town Council, Cllr Cesare Marinaro was elected as Town Mayor for 2019 – 2020, and his wife, Mrs Sabina Marinaro, was named as Mayor's Consort.
Cllr Mrs Melanie Coleman was elected as Deputy Mayor for 2019 - 2020, and her husband, Cllr David Coleman, was named as Deputy Mayor's Consort.
The Mayor's Cadet is Cadet Jessica Pickles of the CO Rushden Sea Cadets Corps.
The Mayor's chosen charities are Rushden MIND and Teenage Cancer Trust.