New Year message: Olympic torch relay highlight of special year

Chris Dowling, Chairman of East Sussex County Council
Chris Dowling, Chairman of East Sussex County Council

CHRIS Dowling, the chairman of East Sussex County Council, has issued this New Year message.

Councillor Dowling said, “I would like to wish all our residents a very happy, peaceful and a prosperous New Year.

“We all recognise that times are tough at present and that many people and businesses are suffering in the current economic climate.

“However, in these difficult times, a positive message and a positive attitude are needed and I am sure that we will all enter 2012 with that spirit.

“Looking ahead, next year will be very special not just for East Sussex but for the UK as a whole.

“We will be celebrating the Diamond Jubilee in June and then the London Olympics in July, with the Olympic Torch relay coming through our County on July 17 – a very special day for us all to look forward to.”