Scunthorpe ceremony will create more UK citizens
North Lincolnshire's first citizen is to attend a ceremony in Scunthorpe at which new citizens of the UK will be created.
North Lincolnshire's Mayor, Councillor Ivan Glover, of Broughton, and the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Peter Clark, of Barrow, will attend the following engagements during February:
Wednesday 6 February, 7.30pm
Mayor to attend the Chinese New Year Celebration, China Royal Restaurant, Bridge Street, Brigg
Thursday 7 February, 7pm
Mayor to attend Leisure Grant Aid photo opportunity for Scunthorpe Museum Art Group, Kimberley Performing Arts School, South Leys Campus, Enderby Road, Scunthorpe
Friday 8 February, 6.45pm
Mayor to attend An Evening of Song with Jopsox in aid of the Mayor’s Appeal Fund, Broughton Village Hall, Broughton
Friday 8 February, 10.30am
Mayor attending Launch of Regional Growth Fund, Baths Hall, Doncaster Road, Scunthorpe
Saturday 9 February, 7.30pm
Mayor to attend Cardiac Rehabilitation Interest Group (CRIG) Dinner Dance, Wortley House Hotel, Rowland Road, Scunthorpe
Sunday 10 February, 2pm
Mayor to attend service to celebrate Education Sunday, All Saints' Church, Churchside, Winterton
Thursday 14 February, 7.30pm
Mayor to attend Lincolnshire County Council and West Lindsey District Council joint charity event, Hemswell Court, Hemswell Cliff
Friday 15 February, 8pm
Mayor to attend charity evening in aid of Neuroblastoma Children’s Cancer Alliance UK, Redbourn Club, Cemetery Road, Scunthorpe
Tuesday 19 February, 10am
Mayor to attend Citizenship Ceremony, Civic Centre, Ashby Road, Scunthorpe
Tuesday 19 February, 5pm
Full meeting of the council (Budget Meeting), Council Chamber, Civic Centre, Ashby Road, Scunthorpe
Wednesday 20 February, 7.15pm
Mayor to attend Barton and District Amateur Operatic Society production of ‘High Society’, Baysgarth School, Barton upon Humber
Saturday 23 February, 7.30pm
Mayor to attend Mayor of Kirton in Lindsey’s Civic Charity Dinner, Town Hall, Kirton in Lindsey
Wednesday 27 February, 9.45am
Mayor to attend Barton Schools Councils’ Forum, Council Chamber, Civic Centre, Ashby Road, Scunthorpe
Wednesday 27 February, 6.30pm
Mayor to attend Grant Aid photo opportunity, 1st Old Brumby Brownies, St Hugh’s Church Hall, Ashby Road, Scunthorpe
Thursday 28 February, 12.30pm
Mayor to attend Annual Luncheon, Yorkshire Section of the Showmen’s Guild, Premier Suite, Doncaster Racecourse.
CITIZENSHIP CEREMONIES EXPLAINED BY NORTH LINCOLNSHIRE COUNCIL
The register office receives notification from the Home Office of the granting of citizenship for people living in North Lincolnshire. A letter is sent out inviting new citizens to the next available ceremony.
The ceremonies are appropriate and dignified as well as warm and welcoming. There is a Union Jack flag and portrait of H.M. The Queen at the ceremonies.
The ceremony begins with welcome speeches from the Superintendent Registrar (SR) and a local dignitary. The applicants then either swear or affirm their allegiance to the Queen collectively, repeating the words after the SR. They then give their pledge of allegiance to the United Kingdom - again repeating after the SR. Each applicant then comes forward to receive his or her certificate and sign the Citizenship Register. The local dignitary presents the certificates.
The SR concludes the ceremony by making a congratulatory speech. The ceremony ends with everyone standing for the National Anthem. There is then an opportunity for photographs to be taken.
Each applicant receives a Home Office information pack with his or her certificate.