The Mayor of Solihull, our ward councillor Ken Hawkins, completed his year in office today.
He rounded off his year with a visit to EH Smith builders merchants on Haslucks Green Road, along with Mayoress Janet, where he enjoyed a proper builders breakfast of sausage and bacon sandwiches with their 94-year old chairman Ken Smith.
Ken has been really supportive of Dickens Heath, braving the pouring rain to attend the Jubilee Celebrations last June and attempting to launch the village clock this year – but being beaten by heavy snow (What is it about the Mayor, DH and extreme weather?!).
He’s also the first Mayor to tweet – and, we suspect, the first one to perform Gangnam Style live on stage, wear a onesie (in public) and lend his Mayoral chain to a comedian!
Enjoy the rest Ken and Jan – it’s been lots of fun….
Now then, seriously….you’re back on the Dickens Heath pothole crisis come Monday and when are you coming back to launch our clock? Can’t promise there won’t be a tornado/flood/plague of frogs, obviously….but it would be good to give it a go!