Here’s to a happy and healthy 2015 for all
I LOVE Christmas. For most of us it is a great time of year.
I am so proud of all the Christmas lights which the local communities have worked so hard to get installed, they all look beautiful.
I will never get over how many different ways the Nativity plays can be interpreted, so I am sure we would all like to hank the children of Salford for making the run up to Christmas so magical.
Amidst all the activity, I do try and remember what Christmas is all about and about those who are not so fortunate, either through ill health, age or poverty.
In Salford, our communities have a great tradition of helping those who are less fortunate than us.
I know Wood Street Mission’s Christmas appeal will, as always, be helping to distribute gifts to over 4,000 children and their families.
I would like to say thanks to the staff at the charity and the many other residents and organisations who are also trying to help those less fortunate.
If you feel you can help this year please contact Wood Street Mission on 0161 834 3140 or email info@woodstreet mission.org.uk.
The other day I was asked if I was going to make a new year’s resolution and I said yes.
I would like to share with you some of my wishes for the city in 2015: l Affordable council tax l Improved education results l Improved help for the less able in our community l More affordable housing for families (not just apartments) l More appropriate youth facilities l Conservative councillors elected in May to achieve these wishes l A return to democracy and transparency in the council l A Conservative government elected to safeguard our economy.
As this is my last article of 2014, may I thank the Advertiser for giving me the opportunity to keep you informed of Conservative views, which helps to keep democracy alive in Salford.
On behalf of the Conservative councillors on Salford council, may I wish you all a very happy Christmas and a healthy and peaceful new year.