The Mayor of Hayle, Councillor Clive Polkinghorne, hosted the annual Hayle Town Council Civic Parade and Service, which took place on Sunday 7 October 2018.
The parade was led by Heyl Town Band and standards were carried by representatives from the Royal British Legion (Hayle Branch), Hayle Cubs and Scouts, Hayle Surf Lifesaving Club, Hayle RNLI, Hayle Army Cadets, Royal Air Force Air Cadets with the Hayle Town Council standard carried by the Mayor’s Cadet, Royal Air Force Air Cadet Corporal Emily Brown, and the Hayle Town Council banner carried by members of Hayle Surf Lifesaving Club. Representatives from many other Hayle organisations, the mayoral party comprising town councillors, the town clerk and invited guests, including the Mayor and Consort of Marazion, Mayor and Mayoress of Penryn, the Mayor and Mayoress of Penzance, the Mayor of St Ives, the Mayor and Consort of St Just, the Deputy Mayor and Mayoress of Truro, also took part in the parade and/or the service, which was held at St Elwyn’s Church.
The Godrevy Team Rector, Revd Sharon Clifton, welcomed everyone to the church and led the service. Hayle Female Citizen of the Year, Alison Stuckey, members of the Hayle Air Training Corps and the Deputy Mayor of Hayle, Councillor Steve Benney, read poems and bible readings; the prayers of intercession were prepared and read by representatives of Churches Together in Hayle and Cornish Bard George Ansell concluded the prayers with Pader Agan Arlodh – the Lord’s Prayer in Cornish. The mayor gave an address on Hayle’s history and community, following the service’s theme ‘A Thank You to the Community’ and the congregation was delighted with a performance of sea shanties and Cornish folk songs given by Bryher’s Boys.
After the service, the parade returned to the Day Care Centre and everyone enjoyed the refreshments.
The Mayor of Hayle, Councillor Clive Polkinghorne has thanked everyone who attended and made both the parade and the service such a great success.