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Mayor Cllr David Oldridge presents – Project #WareReads !

Mayor Cllr David Oldridge presents…

Project – #WareReads

This year the Mayor has decided not to have a chosen charity – but instead to create a reading program. The purpose of this project is to encourage people to read more! Each month a new book is chosen and posted to Ware Town Council’s website and Twitter account – Twitter tags relevant people so it can be retweeted. It is also made into a ‘Book of the Month’ poster, which is placed in several noticeboards around Ware town.

Emails are regularly sent to schools, local educational authorities and Ware’s local library giving those the details of each new chosen book.

We aim by the end of the Mayoral year to have built up a better reading community, book shares etc. and even have bookcases placed around the high street in certain shops – along with possibly having one in the Priory building. These will be for people to borrow a book or even leave a donation of one of their own old books!

Here are the most recent month’s choices:

June’s Book – The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by C.S Lewis – Recommended by Cllr David Oldridge, our Town Mayor.








July’s Book – Artichoke Hearts by Sita Brahmachari – Recommended by Anwen Corbett from Presdales School.






August’s Book – Goodnight Mr Tom by Michelle Magorian – Recommended by Leanne Wootton, Mayor’s Secretary at the Priory.






Going back to the mention of Twitter – Ware Town Council post a series of ‘Weekly Tweets’.

These run from Monday to Friday and each one has an educational purpose.

  • We have #MotivationalMonday where we write an inspirational quote from a well-known author or a film.
  • #TitleTuesday where we choose a book from our list of suggestions kindly provided by the community in an initiative to get others to read it.
  • There’s #WoWWednesday in which a word that may not be used as often as others is written alongside the definition of the word – this helps expand people’s vocabulary.
  • #ThrowbackThursday is a fun way to show pictures of Ware’s community events from previous years.
  • Then we have #FunFactFriday – pretty self-explanatory – this mostly provides us with facts about Ware that we have all found fascinating!

At the end of each week the Tweets are compiled and made into a Poster – this also gets posted to our website / Twitter and noticeboards round Ware.


To become a part of this reading project why not email your favorite book suggestions to: leanne@waretowncouncil.gov.uk along with a review! This may then be featured as our ‘Book of the Month’!

You can also add us on Twitter and get involved! #WareTownCouncil – or subscribe to our Newsletter where you will find out all the exciting goings on in Ware! Visit www.waretowncouncil.gov.uk for more info!

Thank you for reading!


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