Mayor’s Week: 15 – 21 May 2014

Mayor’s Week: 15 – 21 May 2014

Worcester Motor Show was bigger and better than ever this year. It was a great family day out. There were cars to suit every taste and budget, as well as vintage vehicle enthusiasts who brought added glamour to the show.

When I say glamour, I mean you could admire a gleaming white 1932 model Jaguar or the latest F-Type Jaguar Coupé, which is rather like an Aston Martin with superior road holding. It was easy to feel like a film star for a day.

There were several impressive new models of car on display. Attitudes towards customer service were equally important to dealers. One exhibitor said that he wanted to sell a customer the right car for their needs not just any car. He told me about one customer who needed to transport his cherished St Bernard dog, so he advised him to buy a more spacious vehicle.

It was a real pleasure to welcome all of the staff and organisations who did so much to help during the recent floods to tea in the Guildhall.

Staff from the City and County Councils got together with teams from the Environment Agency, Countryside Centre, Tesco (St Peter’s) and several other organisations, including volunteers. Many of them had not spoken to each other since the floods, because they only come together during flooding emergencies, so they were able to have a pleasant reunion.

My sincere thanks to all of them for their hard work and genuine community spirit.

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