It’s been a manic few weeks

Things have been a bit manic since my appointment as Chairman of Wychavon District Council in May albeit very enjoyable and involving meeting a host of interesting people and organisations.

I was invited to attend both Pershore and Evesham carnivals when good weather was an added bonus and a fantastic turnout of people could admire the amazing floats.

I then attended the installation of the Rev Claire Lording as vicar of Pershore Abbey who is already getting immersed in local life. This was followed by the opening of Norton Youth Club supported by some dedicated volunteers.

The opening of the Droitwich Food and Drink Festival enabled me to meet a couple of stilt walkers as a precursor to my trying something similar (on a shorter scale) at the Worcestershire Summer School Games held in Bromsgrove – I only fell off about six times!

My attempt at stilt walking was a partial success

My attempt at stilt walking was a partial success

I enjoyed the taste of Droitwich Food Festival as did Mid Worcestershire MP Nigel Huddleston (far right)

I enjoyed the taste of Droitwich Food Festival as did Mid Worcestershire MP Nigel Huddleston (far right)

The Norton Parish Games proved very entertaining and I had to refuse the invitation to try scuba diving as I didn’t want to get the chairman’s chain wet.

I was proud to hand out medals at the Norton Parish Games on 21 June

I was proud to hand out medals at the Norton Parish Games on 21 June

The annual Raising the Flag ceremony at the Civic Centre was as usual very poignant honouring servicemen past and present and it was good to meet some Air Cadets although it is to be hoped that they will never have to engage in combat.

The flag raising ceremony for Armed Forces Day on 22 June was as poignant as always.

The flag raising ceremony for Armed Forces Day on 22 June was as poignant as always.

Prom night at Prince Henry’s High School in Evesham was very foot tapping, showcasing a multitude of talent from a barbershop group to jazz musicians.

Pershore Midsummer Brass filled the town with music and presenting bands in the Abbey enabled me to listen to some wonderful music although possibly upsetting a few pigeons in the tower.

Pershore Midsummer Brass

I enjoyed the music even if the pigeons in the tower weren’t quite as impressed

I have so far been to both Pershore High School and Prince Henry’s High School presentation days and what is very clear is what wonderful teachers we have in Wychavon producing multi-talented pupils.

Bye for now

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