Busy week for new mayor
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!”