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Worcester Mayor on a mission to combat social isolation

Worcester’s new Mayor, Cllr Allah Ditta, will be raising funds over the next twelve months to tackle the growing issue of social isolation in the city. According to central Government’s most recent Community Survey (2016-17), one in 20 adults nationally reports feeling lonely “often or always.” And according to Age UK, 35,000 older people across Worcestershire are likely to suffer from...
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Worcester flag flies to show support for Armed Forces

The Mayor of Worcester, Cllr Allah Ditta, was joined by military personnel and councillors yesterday to observe the raising of the Armed Forces Day Flag over the Guildhall. Armed Forces Day takes place on Saturday 29 June, but commemorations begin on Monday 24 June when the Armed Forces Day flag was raised on buildings and famous landmarks around the UK. “Armed Forces Day is particularly...
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Mayor hands over £8k to support bereaved children

Worcester City Council has presented a cheque for £8,000 to Footsteps – a local charity which provides free support to bereaved children, young people and their families.  The amount was paid over on behalf of the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management’s metals recycling scheme, which the City Council’s crematorium is part of. Helen Dolton, Service Operations Manager, from...
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New Mayor for Worcester

Worcester's new Mayor has taken up residence in the Parlour at the Guildhall. Cllr Allah Ditta was voted in at the Annual Council meeting on 14 May, taking over the chain of office from outgoing Mayor, Cllr Jabba Riaz.   This will be Cllr Ditta’s second mayoral term in office; he became the city’s first Asian Mayor in 2004. Cllr Jo Hodges is Worcester’s new Deputy Mayor. Cllr...
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Annual medical lecture

A consultant physician and nephrologist from the Worcester Acute Hospitals NHS Trust has been invited to give the 2019 Annual Medical Lecture at the Guildhall in Worcester. Doctor Stephen Spencer will be giving the public lecture on Tuesday 16 April at the invitation of Worcester’s Mayor, Cllr Jabba Riaz.  Doctor Spencer was appointed Consultant Physician to the Worcestershire Royal...
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Worcester officially celebrates historic cricket victory

The Worcestershire Rapids will receive a heroes’ welcome at a red carpet reception to celebrate their recent crowning as Vitality Blast champions. “This is a tremendous victory for cricket in the county; it is a historic moment for the Club and I am keen to formally recognise this and give people the opportunity to see the players and the trophy first hand,” said the Mayor. “Come along...
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Chance to be Mayor’s Companion for the day

The Mayor of Worcester is offering a special opportunity for under 18 year olds in the city, who have a recognised medical condition, to accompany him on his official duties for a day. The Mayor, Cllr Jabba Riaz, is hoping to recruit an official Companion for one day per month throughout his mayoral year, which ends in May 2019. Last month 17-year-old Jessica Burden, who has Asperger’s...
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Your chance to support Mayor’s 50k charity walk

The Mayor of Worcester is walking 50 kilometres next month to support one of the city’s best-loved charities – and is calling for local residents to sponsor him. Councillor Jabba Riaz will be joining members of the Worcestershire Ambassadors on September 8 to walk a challenging 50k stretch of the River Thames path, from Runnymeade to Henley on Thames. He’s looking to raise sponsorship of...
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Worcester is a city of love, not hate

Representatives of Worcester’s different communities have come together for a tea hosted by the Mayor, and to send a message that there is more that binds them together than drives them apart. The Mayor, Councillor Jabba Riaz, invited representatives of faiths and local organisations to discuss the strength of Worcester’s community bonds. Cllr Riaz said: “I wanted to bring...
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Worcester dog receives mayoral seal of approval

The Mayor of Worcester has officially recognised the contribution of a dog which has picked up over 4,000 pieces of litter in the city. Nine-year-old 'cockerpoo' Daisy is the first animal in the city to have received a certificate and medal from the mayor. Daisy was led down the red carpet in the Guildhall Parlour, before being formally introduced to the Mayor.  Cllr Jabba Riaz,...
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