Christmas wishes from the Mayor

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‘Merry Christmas’

Dear readers,

I would like to wish all your readers a very happy Christmas.

It’s always a pleasure to see the borough lit up for the festive season and this year is no exception.

The roundabout on Churchill Way and the trees across the borough are just two examples of how we’re all getting in the festive spirit.

Our Christmas in Leyland event was again well supported by the local community, despite the wild and windy weather.

I also judged a competition for the best Christmas shop window display at Lostock Hall, and was really impressed with the time and effort traders have made to decorate their shops.

In fact, the last few weeks have been full of Christmas festivities for the Mayoress and I. It is an absolute privilege and honour to serve as Mayor of South Ribble, and I have to say I’m enjoying every minute of it.

During the last seven months I have met so many lovely people who help make our borough such a wonderful place to live and work. I’d like to thank everyone for all their efforts and for making my wife Susan and I so welcome.

We’re fortunate to have so many talented people in South Ribble and I hope as many as possible will enter our annual Search for a Star competition. I’ll be on the judging panel for the auditions, which are being held at the Civic Centre on February 16 and I’m really looking forward to seeing local people performing.

I hope you all have a really enjoyable Christmas and wish you good health, happiness and prosperity in the New Year.

Coun Jim Marsh, Mayor of South Ribble