Mayor’s Week: 13 – 20 November 2013

Mayor’s Week: 13 – 20 November 2013

Good news for bus users this week! Starting tomorrow, First Bus will run a Sunday service along Tolladine Road to Cranham Drive. The 33b will provide an hourly frequency on Sundays for a trial period of six months. So, the message is: Use it or lose it!

 Switching on the Christmas lights was great fun! Phil and I joined Buttons and Cinderella for the big moment. I thought we might have had King Rat, too, but it was actually Humfree the Hamster. (He was really cute!). People cheered, waved light sticks and sang along with the choirs.

Xmas lights switch on

Congratulations to all the nominees for BBC Hereford and Worcester Sports Awards 2013! The ladies did particularly well this year, with newcomer Georgia Hennessy winning an award for cricket and Ross Junior Academy Women’s J14 rowing squad winning the Team of the Year Award. Zack Purchase was funny, self-deprecating, and every inch an Olympian.

St Richards’ Hospice Lights of Love Service was especially touching, as families came together to remember friends and loved ones and to support each other through difficult times. We lit candles and processed to St Andrew’s Spire, followed by a thawing out session with hot drinks at the Guildhall.

On Sunday, Phil and I attended a service of remembrance at Astwood Cemetery. In 1962, the mother of a young German soldier called Carl Furst contacted the Royal British Legion to ask if they would lay flowers on her son’s grave. Since then, the RBL have held a service of remembrance for all of those who fell, including POWs.

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