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Cllr Chris Brannigan talks about St Nicks' Night in Alcester, inset, as one his year's highlights.
Cllr Chris Brannigan talks about St Nicks' Night in Alcester, inset, as one his year's highlights.

Cllr Chris Brannigan, Mayor of Alcester, writes for the Herald . . .

CHRISTMAS is about a very special family and it is the time when most of us look forward to spending time with our own families.

I recently heard a seven-year-old girl tell Father Christmas that all she wanted was ‘for my family to be all together’. Father Christmas having had requests for x-boxes and iPods, felt very emotional. People throughout the world — many devastated by war — are also wishing for their families to come together?

Let us think about them as we look back on 2016 and forward to a more peaceful world in 2017.

Alcester has enjoyed many pre-Christmas events which have brought people together in small and very large groups; filling the High Street for St Nicholas’ Night, sharing the joy of Christmas and looking forward to next year.

We are lucky in Alcester to have a caring community, which is so evident at this time of the year, with people putting out a hand of friendship to others.

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Jennifer and I thank everyone for 2016; a year with some sad memories, but with many happy ones. We wish everyone a happy Christmas and very best wishes for 2017.



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