Friday, December 18, 2009


From Coun James Truepenny, Town Mayor of Brigg

First of all, Merry Christmas to all readers. It is a busy time of year for civic leaders and as we sat around comparing notes at the Driffield Christmas Lights Switch On, the Mayors of the area realised how much everyone else does. In the last two weeks I have been at two Christmas concerts, a performance in the town centre, church services and Christmas Lights Switch On ceremonies; but what stands out to me through all of this, is that Christmas truly is a time where everyone does think about other people. Something worth remembering when all the fuss is over and done with and you’re sat in front of the Queen's Speech at 3 o’clock on Christmas Day; and something to take forward into 2010 when I hope that we can all continue working together for the benefit of Brigg and our neighbours.
As you join together with friends and family to relax and enjoy our Christmas break, I ask you to spare a thought and give thanks to those people who cannot be with their loved ones and friends over Christmas, particularly the men and women who are serving in our armed forces, and to those people who may be closer to home but still have to work over the Christmas period in order to ensure we are safe, and to care for those who are ill, infirm or in need.
I hope you do have an enjoyable time, I hope you have a great break and I wish you all a very Happy and Prosperous New Year.

1 comment:

Ken Harrison said...

Thank you JT....and a Merry Christmas and a Tuneful 2010 to you and your TC colleagues.

Like the bling!