I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for all the hard work and effort ensuring that the opening of the International White Water Course at the Tees Barrage ran without a hitch when welcoming Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. Please pass on my thanks to all of your staff who were involved in the organisation of the event which ensured that Stockton gained positive press and made the day an enjoyable one for all those who attended.
We have received formal confirmation from the Palace who wished to express that it was a wonderful event and that it was enjoyed by all who attended. Recognition of the same was also made at Full Council on the 18 July with the whole Council joining me in passing on praise to all concerned.
My year is proving to be a truly memorable one, helped greatly by the contribution you and others have made, so once again thank you.
Mayor of Stockton