Warminster mayor to visit care workers on Christmas Day

This Is Wiltshire: Mayor of Warminster Paul Batchelor Mayor of Warminster Paul Batchelor

Mayor of Warminster Paul Batchelor will be visiting Woodmead Residential Care Home and Warminster Hospital on Christmas Day, taking a few edible treats for the staff in both organisations.

Cllr Batchelor said: “I feel it is important to acknowledge those members of our community who selflessly give up Christmas Day with their own families in order to support those not able to look after themselves.

“It is all too easy to take it for granted that this care continues on a daily basis without considering the sacrifices the staff make, and I would like to give this small token of our appreciation of their commitment to the wellbeing of others.”

He added that there are many other people providing essential services on Christmas Day for our community, and acknowledged their dedication.

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9:38pm Mon 23 Dec 13

derryhawk says...

Isn't one always so sceptical when political representatives are doing something that seems noble, but are making sure the publicity goes ahead of them. Many people work through the whole of every holiday, but get little thanks, or publicity
Isn't one always so sceptical when political representatives are doing something that seems noble, but are making sure the publicity goes ahead of them. Many people work through the whole of every holiday, but get little thanks, or publicity derryhawk

1:47pm Tue 24 Dec 13

beetawix says...

no not really. the many workers you refer to don't have to defend themselves against unfounded negative whinging .
no not really. the many workers you refer to don't have to defend themselves against unfounded negative whinging . beetawix

7:54pm Tue 24 Dec 13

derryhawk says...

I have had 62 years of watching politicians of all parties, and from the lowest to the highest. I am not negative whinging. I am stating how it is. Millions of us work voluntarily for charity, all year round, unpaid, and covering our own expenses. The politician who seek publicity for doing what others do unseen, has what motive? If I seem sceptical, it is because of what I have watched.
I have had 62 years of watching politicians of all parties, and from the lowest to the highest. I am not negative whinging. I am stating how it is. Millions of us work voluntarily for charity, all year round, unpaid, and covering our own expenses. The politician who seek publicity for doing what others do unseen, has what motive? If I seem sceptical, it is because of what I have watched. derryhawk

11:16pm Tue 24 Dec 13

beetawix says...

I did not accuse you of anything although I will now.
You are very uncharitable towards the mayor without foundation.

The highlighting of unseen sacrifices made by workers is exactly the purpose of his visit and if you are attempting to highlight this it is wise to seek publicity.

The mayor is not there to do any work so I fail to see what incorrect personal publicity you suggest he might be looking for.
"Look at me I hang out in care homes on public holidays"


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I did not accuse you of anything although I will now. You are very uncharitable towards the mayor without foundation. The highlighting of unseen sacrifices made by workers is exactly the purpose of his visit and if you are attempting to highlight this it is wise to seek publicity. The mayor is not there to do any work so I fail to see what incorrect personal publicity you suggest he might be looking for. "Look at me I hang out in care homes on public holidays" . beetawix

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