I FEEL I must write and congratulate all those involved in the recent Pershore River Festival.

It was a splendid day, enjoyed by young and old, there was something to see for everyone.

We stayed three days in all and found all the shops and restaurant staff helpful, informative and cheerful.

May I also congratulate Pershore mayor Cllr Tony Rowley.

I met him in the morning while he was judging the best dressed boat (no easy task), and he again appeared in the afternoon.

How good to see one of our civic leaders immaculately turned out on both occasions, properly representing his town, rather than those who look like they just walked off the allotment.

Well done, Pershore.

Andrew Dyke