Mayor’s Week: 1 – 7 May 2015

Mayor’s Week: 1 – 7 May 2015

Cutting the ribbon to officially open the new Learning Facility at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School in Warndon was so fulfilling – having cut the first turf – and must be the first school to have a terrace upon which we had tea, of course. I congratulate the school on providing such high quality wholesome education.

I was honoured again cutting the ribbon to officially open the large extension at Warndon Oasis Academy, where the new top quality facilities complement the first class teaching and where I was delighted to meeting more well behaved and polite pupils in smart uniforms. Congratulations to Father Paul (Chair of Governors) and Marian Jay (Headteacher) at St Joseph’s and Matt Meckin (Headteacher) at Oasis Academy.

Warndon is a vibrant community where people want to come and live.

Officially reopening The Talbot Inn in Barbourne was another sign of the vibrancy of our city; and a first for me pulling pints behind the bar. The revamped pub has real atmosphere, a beautiful walled garden, excellent reasonably priced food, and a fantastic range of drinks. Go and see for yourself.

Recognising the staff who give so much loyal service to the city behind the scenes, I proudly presented two Worcester City Council employees with Long Service Awards (I must have been at University when they started!). With Tim Allen being given a Home Pressure Washer and Steve Baker a DVD player, they will clearly be spending their leisure time very differently. Attending a welcome party at the City Council’s new HQ in the Art Gallery and Museum building, I was delighted the Victorian features had been left intact, making for a light and roomy facility.

History is an integral part of our city, so having attended the Sidbury Tattoo Parlour to witness the unveiling of the first of the new City Gate Plaques (and seen the Gate’s massive footing in the basement of the shop), I became engrossed at the Family History Fair held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where any member of the public is welcome to research their family tree. Do take up this wonderful opportunity.

My day at the Worcestershire County Cricket Ground had everything I wanted – including a bit of sunshine. The game is all about enjoyment and true sportsmanship, and a much-needed civilising influence in today’s world.

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