I have received an invitation to a small business launch event next month being hosted at Harpers in Pepperstock. The new Harper's function room is a fine choice and I am delighted to see them doing so well in their new home.
What is slightly troubling is that the invite also encourages my attendance on the grounds that The Mayor will be present. And Pepperstock in Central Bedfordshire does not have a mayor.
You would presume that a Mayor from a neighbouring authority might have the courtesy to inform local councillors if they were co-hosting this type of event in the ward, but I guess it is easy to presume too much these days.