Tribute to Duncan Sharkey – Managing
behalf of the Councilthe Mayor gave thanks to Duncan Sharkey,
Managing Director for his hard work and commitment to the City of
Worcester. The Mayor informed the Council that this was Mr
Sharkey’s last Council Meeting prior to him taking up his new
position as Corporate Director, Place at Milton Keynes Council.
Additional Council Meeting
Mayor announced that there would be an additional Council Meeting
in June to confirm the appointment of Managing Director. The date
was to be confirmed.
Frank Southam – Sword
The Mayor gave thanks to Frank Southam, Sword Bearer
who had reached his 25 year anniversary of carrying out the duty of
Sword Bearer to the Mayor.
Welcome to New Councillors
Mayor welcomednew Councillors, Councillor Stafford and Councillor
Feeney, who had been elected and congratulated those Councillors
who had been re-elected on 7th May 2015.
Mayor announced that his Mayoress would be his wife, Mrs Freda
Mayor announced that his chaplain would be Father Brian McGinley,
St George's Parish Priest.
Mayor’s Sunday/ Civic Service
Mayor announced that the Civic Service would take place on 14th
June 2015 at 4.00pm later than normal this year to fit in with
Magna Carta events. Afternoon tea would be served at the Guildhall
Mayor’s Inaugural Banquet
Mayor announced that his Inaugural Banquet would be on Friday 17th July.
Mayor announced that his charities would beSight Concern,
Daisychain and Acorns. The Mayor also stated that attendance at
Mayoral charity events had been diminishing over recent years, and
asked for Council’s support both in attending these very
worthwhile events and in encouraging others to also
Mayor’s Theme for the Year
Mayor announced that he planned to base his year on an
environmental theme, which he had entitled "Seeding a Greener
Future". The Mayor stated that he
believed it was important to use the opportunity of being elected
Mayor to create an environment that would deliver a beneficial
legacy for the City that will continue to be enjoyed by generations