From heading to South Africa to support England’s World Cup bid to standing up for bankers during the recent financial crisis, Boris’ work is always varied.Â This week, the Mayor had to deal with the prospect of a Tube strike amongst other pressing matters, although he did find the time to unveil the first ever sign in the Essex village of Havering-atte-Bower.
Members of the Conservation Society raised part of the money for the sign and the village received additional funding from a company called Grass Roots. Nicky Gates from the society said: “We decided one of the things we wanted was a village sign because lots of villages in Essex have them, and we didn’t.”
The job of unveiling the sign, designed to reflect the 1,000 year history of the village, went to Boris. “I think the people who live in the village are very, very lucky,” said the Mayor. “They have a fantastic village atmosphere, a community atmosphere which has got them together to produce this beautiful sign.
“It really is a handsome work of art,” he added, shortly before having to go back to doing something Much More Important, no doubt.