EDITOR – With the festive season in full swing and Christmas Day itself only a short time away, it is my privilege and pleasure to wish the people of Market Rasen a very happy Christmas.
Like many of you, I am looking forward to some rest and relaxation and to spending time with friends and family, in particular my grandchildren, whose excitement and joy at this time of year is really quite infectious.
As a Christian this is a special time of the year where we reflect the light that came into the world with the birth of Jesus.
Seems more important than ever with all the suffering that is going on in the world and the effects closer to home with the down turn in the economy and people losing their jobs.
Most of us are very fortunate so it seems more important than ever that we pause for a moment, move the focus of our attention to others and take action, whether by visiting a friend or neighbour in need or by supporting one of the worthy Christmas appeals which make such a big difference to the lives of those who will find this festive season difficult.
So, get out there and spread a little light this Christmas.
Coun Ken Bridger
Mayor of Market Rasen