A Mayoral Message

I am very proud to have been elected as our latest Labour Mayor of Worcester and want to thank the many who have sent good wishes.

I want to do this job differently to some of my predecessors. Its not about me but about what I can, with help, achieve for others. My theme for the year is "No Community Left Behind" and I will be on the side of the less advantaged.

I have cancelled the civic banquet because I cannot justify spending your taxes to feed the great and good. Instead, I hope to arrange events for those who are often ignored.

My charities are the Midlands Air Ambulance and YHA Breaks for Kids with Worcester Action For Children (AfC). AfC provides Early Years services in the city for the County Council and they have agreed to help identify local kids from poor families who would benefit from an action-packed short break staying at youth hostels. I hope to raise money to send as many children as possible.

A number of fund-raising activities will be planned during the year and I hope you will feel able to support some of them.

If you know of any events planned in the city, where a mayoral visit might help, please get the organisers to request one, especially if its in a deprived area. Such requests need to be submitted to Gill Preece at the Civic Office, Guildhall - 01905 722001 or civicoffice@worcester.gov.uk

Thanks to all of you for your support.

Best Wishes


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  • Roger Wilson
    commented 2016-06-02 17:02:34 +0100
    Dear Paul,
    Pleased to hear that labour has taken control again even if their are limitations. I hope the greens can provide some worthwhile contributions as the environment is still our biggest threat to security and stability can only be acheived by engaging everyone. Also pleased to see you got the job and the tone of this post is very worthy of what a Labour Mayor should be doing. Best wishes. Roger Wilson
  • Duncan Geary
    commented 2016-06-02 00:15:45 +0100
    Congratulations Paul and I think that reallocating the banquet budget is a wonderful way to start.
  • Siobhan Gordon
    commented 2016-06-01 23:19:29 +0100
    Congratulations on your new appointment and very best of luck with the year ahead. Glad to see you will be focusing on the less fortunate.
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