Friday was a poignant day as it was the twenty sixth anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre. A civic commemoration was held at the Guildhall with Richard Amphlett, the High Sherriff of Worcestershire and Amil Khan, Director of Remembering Srebrenica, who delivered the keynote speech, in attendance. The ‘Living the Lessons’ pledge was delivered by Dr Yvonne Stallard, Chair of Worcestershire Inter Faith Forum, and the Rev Helen Caine.
On Monday I attended the monthly meeting of Warndon Parish Council. The local Police gave a report and informed us of their new website at neighbourhoodmatters.co.uk launched on 1 July. Members of the public are encouraged to sign up.
And on a lighter note, I am attending the “Wot A Hoot Elephant Fun Day” at the Rainbow Hill Centre today. This art event will raise money for St. Richard’s Hospice, which has organised the Big Parade of elephants which march into the city next week. I’m sure many of you remember how popular the ‘Worcester Stands Tall’ giraffe art trail was a few years ago. I’m sure this new one will be equally successful, if not more so.
And last but not least, on Wednesday, like many across the city, the Mayoress and I watched England come from behind to win their European Championship semi-final. Not only has the result brought a good feeling to many, but also provides a fantastic boost to the hospitality trade across the city as we start coming together again after months of lockdowns and other restrictions.