WORCESTER’S new Mayor has taken up residence in the Parlour at the Guildhall.
Coun Steve Mackay was voted in at the annual council meeting last Tuesday taking over the chain of office from outgoing Mayor Coun Paul Denham with Coun Jabba Riaz serving as deputy Mayor
“I look forward to a challenging but fulfilling year as Mayor of Worcester,” he said.
“During my time as Deputy Mayor, I came to realise the great worth of volunteers to the city.
“They add a great deal to the lives of so many and with that in mind, my main theme for this year will be to promote the role of volunteers in Worcester, and encourage others to step forward and join them.”
Coun Mackay’s nominated charities during his mayoral year will be Headway Worcestershire, a local charity supporting people affected by brain injury; Victim Support, an independent charity for people affected by crime and traumatic events; and Onside Advocacy, a local organisation which ensures that those having either physical or mental ill-health issues will be well represented, and are not discriminated against.
Worcester’s new Mayor is 64 and worked in the Police Service for 30 years in the CID with Avon and Somerset Constabulary and has just retired.
He lived in France for several years, where he ran his own business renovating houses and gardens.
Coun Mackay has been married to wife Alison for 43 years, and they have two daughters and four grandchildren.