Council chairman celebrates a year to savour

By Rob George Friday 21 December 2012 Updated: 21/12 09:20

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WYCHAVON District Council chairman Coun Richard Morris looked back on a summer to remember with a reception at the authority’s offices.

Coun Morris, who also sits on Droitwich Spa Town Council, held the ‘Summer to Remember’ event to recognise those from across the district who participated in the Diamond Jubilee, the Olympics and the Paralympic Games.

And the magic of a terrific summer was in evidence at the reception as many of those who attended brought alone pictures and memorabilia from the various events.

Coun Morris, said: “Whether it was joining in with the river pageant, carrying the Olympic Torch, being a judge, a games-maker or supporting the events in other ways, many people have had a summer they will never forget.

“What pleases me is how these national events have also affected our communities with community games, volunteering and people taking part in sport.

“It was a once in a lifetime summer which will inspire a generation and live with us all for a very long time,” he added.

Coun Morris also reflected on being given the honour of laying the first tree for a jubilee orchard in Harvington near Evesham recently as part of a new flood defence project.

The respected councillor also mentioned his Charity Ball which celebrated 50 years of James Bond and the re-opening of Wood Norton outside Evesham as further highlights in a year to remember.

“My Wychavon remembrance poetry competition saw some excellent entries and I have already been to many of the schools to thank them for participating,” he added.

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