Cllr Rob Stan­ton, Mayor of Wok­ing­ham Bor­ough

The Wokingham Paper - - NEWS -

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.

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