MAYOR’S WEEK: 7 – 13 MAY 2023

MAYOR’S WEEK: 7 – 13 MAY 2023

A busy and emotional week. The Lord-Lieutenant and I hosted a Coronation Big Lunch in the Guildhall for a range of people nominated by their charities. It was a really good cross-section and everyone enjoyed it. Throughout my year I have been amazed by the dedication and commitment of people working in the voluntary sector for the city. And there was quiche.

The Cathedral Service was a rousing Evensong with great music and a first-hand report from Westminster Abbey by Bishop John. I am sure you spotted him in the front row.

At the Palace Garden Party on Tuesday it was a bit like, did I see them on telly on Saturday? And in all the crowds, bumping into several people from Worcestershire including my Mayor’s Officer Rob on a well-deserved invitation. Shame the King was resting that day.

I opened another art exhibition in The Arches for Catt Standen who amongst other great things has been busy painting our signposts across the city and also slightly amended the official Coronation logo to stick in some black pears. Look carefully next time you see one in a shop window!

Finally on the theme we had lunch with Municipal Charity and residents of Berkeley’s. Wyatts and Nash’s almshouses. A lovely occasion doubling up with Paul’s 80th. And even this far in I managed to get the Loyal Toast wrong again.

My thanks go to Worcester Wanderers (again) for digging deep at the Club Dinner, in an auction for signed Warriors shirts (historic items now!) in aid of my charities OnSide and Severn Arts.

A very sad week too as we lost Simon Cronin, a man I had known for years, well before he joined the Council. RIP.

Finally, a word to those RGS boys and girls: Down in One!


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