There is no way to dress it up, but in the great word association game, the council and fun aren’t often put together. However, some Year Two pupils from North Bradley Primary School may disagree.

As part of their topic this year, Miss Driver’s class have been learning all about Trowbridge, why we are on the map and what makes us so great (well, we think so!). They started their guided tour with the Mayor of Trowbridge, Councillor Denise Bates and fellow Councillor Andrew Bryant at Trowbridge Museum, getting to grips with their town’s history and not forgetting the all-important Mouse Hunt!

Once everyone had discovered the mice, said goodbye to Stumpy the Sheep and our history, they went to say hello to our friends in Trowbridge Town Hall – where our lovely Mayor had a quick visit to the old jails located within the deep dark depths of the basement.

Once Councillor Bates had made her great escape from jail, the eager team of explorers headed on over to the Town Council offices, at the Civic Centre, to find out what we all do and how we support the town.

There was a full guided tour, including seeing the Council Chambers and the wonderful park view. Along the way the group were able to have a chat with the heads of departments, and also our Town Clerk, to find out a little bit more about what it takes to look after our town. The day ended with the children popping in to see us at the Information Centre, where they could view the work that they had produced, encouraging people to visit our town. We have to say, we loved reading all about our town from their point of view, as have all the people that have been visiting us.

So, a big THANK YOU to North Bradley Primary School for spending the day with us and reminding us why we all work so hard to make this town the best it can be.