Cllr Rob Stanton, Mayor of Wokingham Borough
TO BE the Mayor of the Wokingham Borough is an honour and made all the more special at Christmas.
As I write this message, Maureen and I are fully engaged in supporting Christmas events and meeting many residents.
To have seen the delight on the faces of many children as we switch on various Christmas lights around the Borough is lovely to witness and fun counting backwards as we do so.
One of the key events this year has been the Mayor’s Christmas card competition which invited every primary school pupil in the Borough to design a Christmas card, the theme being people who have to work at Christmas time.
Hundreds of our young people took to the challenge and as part of the competition, awards were granted to the winning schools by Mr and Mrs
Alun Hicks who wish to commemorate the life of their son Captain David Hicks MC.
The excellent work that our charities in Wokingham do for those that need help, support and at times someone to talk to is impressive and heart-warming. We are thankful to them all.
Make sure this year if you know of a lonely neighbour, visit them and send them a Christmas card to remind them they are not forgotten.
May you all enjoy the peace and happiness of Christmas.