Both the mayor and deputy mayor were kept very busy in the week before Remembrance Sunday on November 14.

Mayor Steve Eva

This week started with a friends child's Christening at the KCM Parish Church and it was good to see the Chaplin had recovered from a bad bout of Covid.

On Monday I met with a serviceman who had painted a portrait of a Poppy, which I purchased on behalf of the council and it hangs with pride in our front office where members of the public can enjoy looking at it.

Wednesday night I went with the Mayoress to the Eden Project for the opening of this Christmas Fayre.

Thursday I attended the short service on the pier for the two minute silence to remember those lost for our freedom.

Friday walkabout this week with the deputy mayor saw us visiting a newly opened cafe within the Poly run by Wesup.

It looks really nice and no doubt will be a great success.

Sunday saw the most important event of the year, which of course was the Remembrance Service and parade which was fantastically supported by all residents , forces and many other clubs schools including the universities.

A special thanks goes to Tom French who as Parade Marshal kept everyone in the correct space and order.

Can I add that it takes months and many meetings and work from our staff to organise such an event and everyone involved should be proud of the way the event went.

Our Clerk Mark Williams who has been unwell for the last two weeks also ran around ensuring people were safe.

The next event planned is the Christmas Lights Switch On which will take place on Thursday, November 25 and will be organised by Richard Gates our town manager and his team. The organisation started for this in February and after last years cancelled switch on this will be an event not to miss.

Thinking further ahead to mid December, we will be having our Christmas Winter Weekend another event with so much happening we have had to put it on a leaflet.

Covid is still around so stay safe and get jabbed

Deputy Mayor Kirstie Edwards

What a busy week! Started with a climate conference for COP26 with Cornwall Council- it gave me hope, but also made me realise just how proactive we are in Falmouth.

We are lucky to have some great residents, officers and councillors, who really working hard to ensure we do all we can.

I had a final meeting on the new water point for church street car park, which should be installed just after Christmas- watch this space. Then I chaired Falmouth green corridor, which is a working group made up of all sorts of people from the council and community groups, that sit along our green corridor.

Did you know that you can walk all the way from Swanpool to Falmouth football club, surrounded by nature with just one road crossing. Check out the Falmouth green corridor website.

Wednesday saw me attend a showing of ‘Thank you for the Rain’ a deeply moving film set in Kenya and Norway then Paris, about climate change.

Myself, Bishop Hugh Nelson and Christian Aids Katrine Musgrave, sat on the panel at All Saints Church and discussed our reactions to the film. But also shared our own fears and importantly hopes for the future and the part we all play in protecting our planet.

With kind permission, Christian Aid are allowing me to host an online watch party very soon (before Christmas). This will be an online event where you can enjoy this fantastic film from home and join in with some discussion afterwards if you chose too.

I commented during the evening, how great it was to see all the many and varied parts of Falmouth communing together on this important issue.

I'd like to thank our own Chaplain Bill and Bishop Hugh very much for their passion regarding the seas and our planet and for weaving it so naturally into sermons.

Thursday saw our walk about followed by remembrance service at the pier, which was very well attended, swiftly followed by some interviews on cop26, then a parking meeting.

Thanks go to Cornwall Councillor Jayne Kirkham for arranging and ensuring our Penwerris residents feel heard. All of our Cornwall Councillors do a terrific job advocating for the town – you can contact them regarding all sorts of concerns via their email addresses found on the Cornwall council website.

Friday found myself and Mayor Steve, out speaking with the public and visiting the new café and cocktail bar that has opened above the Poly- it’s a place of beauty- the team there have done a fantastic job of creating a calm oasis in the center of town and for events at the Poly. Despite being tempted I did turn down a G&T at 2pm, you’ll be pleased to know!

Sunday of course saw our remembrance full service which was incredibly well attended. Thank you to everyone that gives their time up for these services and for all those crew that enable them to safely happen- the 4 x 4 team, the stewards and First aiders.

We are very lucky to have so many people that willingly help to keep us all safe. I laid some roses for the US 29th Infantry and you can find out why by checking out my facebook page- in short I researched the men who left Falmouth in WWII and followed their journey in person a few years back.

I really connected with their story and it was an honour to be able to include them in this years service. Those men left Falmouth for France and many never returned, this was their home for those last few months. My family also laid for The Korean war, Burma and the home front in Cardiff and London, all connected to our family.

As always stay safe, stay kind and keep doing Falmouth proud.