Busy week for new mayor

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

AMER­SHAM’S mayor Mark Vivis has a busy week­end when he at­tended two ma­jor events.

On Satur­day (June 4) Mr Vivis at­tended Ox­ford Pride fes­ti­val, a cel­e­bra­tion of les­bian, gay, bi­sex­ual and transgender life in Ox­ford­shire.

En­ter­tain­ment was on of­fer through­out the day in­clud­ing the fa­mous pa­rade and a street party in the evening.

Mr Vivis who at­tended the event with Amer­sham’s for­mer mayor Coun­cil­lor Amanda La­mont said: “Sex­ual pref­er­ence, race, re­li­gion or na­tion­al­ity are no rea­son to be dis­crim­i­nated against, ev­ery­one has a right to a peace­ful and ful­filled life. I’m go­ing to stand up for every ci­ti­zen in Buck­ing­hamshire and Ox­ford­shire as long as they’re lead­ing a law­ful life, and I’ll make sure that they are pro­tected from peo­ple act­ing against them. I should also like to add that Coun­cil­lor Martin Phillips the Bucks County Coun­cil cab­i­net mem­ber for equal­i­ties would like to have been at the pa­rade on Satur­day, but he was in hos­pi­tal hav­ing treat­ment for can­cer. We wish Coun­cil­lor Phillips a speedy re­cov­ery.”

The sec­ond event Mr Vivis at­tended was The Horses Trust’s Horses, Hounds and He­roes fam­ily fun day which was held on Sun­day (June 5) in Speen.

The event in­cluded demon­stra­tions and per­for­mances from The Met­ro­pol­i­tan Po­lice, in­clud­ing their own dog dis­play team and the Mil­i­tary Wives Choir along with wagon rides, horse body paint­ing, fer­ret rac­ing and face paint­ing.

Mr Vivis said: “I was de­lighted to be in­vited to at­tend by The High Sher­iff of Buck­ing­hamshire the Hon Mil­lie Soames DL, and sup­port the ter­rific work of this much needed and unique char­ity.

“A great day was had by all and best of all the weather played along too!”

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