For today’s episode Alex is sat with the new Madam Mayoress of Shrewsbury, Becky Wall.
The nature of interviews such as these are designed to discover the person behind the appointment of Mayor. A conversation about where Mrs Wall started in life, what her aspirations are and also what is like for her to become the mayor of this great town.
What are the things that one looks forward to the most, in becoming the Mayor? What are the challenges? In Mrs Wall’s situation it was giving speeches, however there was a solution to this particular problem and we find out about that in this episode.
Every Mayor has goals and achievements that they set. Mrs Wall’s target is to improve the town’s accessibility by highlighting some particularly difficult to reach places for access via wheelchair. We also discuss the charities that will be focused on during Mrs Wall’s mayoral year, Diabetes UK and Guide Dogs UK. These charity choices stem from scenarios personal to Mrs Wall, as described in this episode too.
It is always nice to sit down with the Mayor of Shrewsbury for a nice long chat. We all observe Mayors come and go, we may even see them at events throughout the year but what do we know about these people that represent our town. This is a nice way to break the ice and get to know the person behind that shiny chain. Thank you so much to Becky and her brilliant team for making this happen. I look forward to seeing our Mayor at events throughout the year – AL