GIVEN Covid restrictions being announced in the last quarter of my term in office, I now find that following ‘lockdown’ and further restrictions thereafter, I was asked to remain in office up to and including year three.
This was a most unusual scenario in the history of the mayorship in Droitwich Spa but I was happy to carry on and represent my town to the best of my ability.
We did have a reprieve to a certain extent this year and the town council was in a position where it could ressurect some of our town’s festivities and civic celebrations.
I was honoured to attend the 100th anniversary of the Royal British Legion in May, open two brand new restaurants, our newly refurbished tennis courts and two excellent new care homes to name but a few.
Our very enjoyable ‘Bands in the Park’ were re-instated and the augmented reality trail was launched.
Last year’s Remembrance Sunday could not go ahead in its age old way but the town did its best to remember, by way of virtual recording’s for all to see.
This year, albiet with some safety measures in place, we were all able to pay our respects to the men and women of our armed forces who gave their lives for our freedom.
The bands played, the procession marched and the streets were lined with residents from Droitwich Spa and beyond.
Despite severe weather conditions, our Christmas lights switch on event went ahead and we have had Christmas festivities to enjoy.
In June next year we have our Queen’s Platinum Jubilee to look forward to but in the meantime, stay safe, make sure you get your jabs up to date and have a wonderful festive season.
Coun Bill Moy,
Mayor of Droitwich Spa