MAYOR’S DIARY: 23 – 29 APRIL 2023

MAYOR’S DIARY: 23 – 29 APRIL 2023

There’s a sense in the air we can all feel this close to the end of the Season. It was certainly on display at Claines Lane last week for City’s last men’s game, with awards to the stand out player of the year, and supporters. We were part of a good sized and pragmatic crowd. Great pies too Ian. This feeling was also on display at Redditch Boat House too, one of the last get-togethers of the civic chain gang supporting Touchstone Charity at a Masterchef buffet.

But there’s fresh things to brighten us too. I welcomed new City Council staff this week with a visit to the Mayor’s Parlour for coffee and a chat about our history and outlook for the city.

The falcon is soaring in the High Street, a sure sign of gulls nesting, and peregrines are hatching. A new season in Evesham Vale too, where we dined on asparagus and celebrated Henry V’s famous charge for St. George!

St George was the focus at the Scouts’ Parade and Service on Shakespeare’s birthday with the Cathedral packed with 1500 members, their leaders and families, all sustaining Baden-Powell’s dictum to do our best. Took me back some years. Especially with a Sea Scouts drum band. And we had a real dragon played by a guy called George. Even a cursory examination of that legend and the heritage of some of our most famous artists, politicians and monarchs reveals the true diversity behind the red and white crusaders’ flag.

My last fund-raising event came in the shape of a few bottles at a wine tasting evening. Wines from Greece, France and both ends of the New World. A lovely relaxed and enjoyable way to further support Severn Arts and OnSide Advocacy.

Coming up next week… an election and a coronation.



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