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 mis­

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.

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