Myself and the Mayoress of Eastbourne would like to wish each and every one of you a peaceful and relaxing Christmas.
It is at this time of year that we remember those less fortunate than ourselves and I would hope that wherever possible you will be able to ensure that nobody is left alone at Christmas.
The Mayoress and I will be visiting the residents at Chaseley for their Christmas Day Party.
Then later on Christmas Day we will be joining the Rotary Club of Eastbourne at their Alone at Christmas event at Our Lady of Ransom.
I would like to take the opportunity of thanking all of those people and organisations who have asked me along to their events during this first part of my Mayoral year.
Without fail everyone has been most welcoming and both Linda and I very much appreciate your hospitality.
It has been an education to learn of so many organisations within our town who contribute towards so many good causes.
We look forward to meeting many more people during the remainder of my term as your Mayor.
With best wishes to all for 2013.