MY mayoral year so far has seen me meet lots of community groups and organisations who are working tirelessly to create better lives for our residents.
It is down to their hard work that Christmas may not be as lonely or empty for some of our residents – and this kindness and goodwill is what Christmas is all about.
So please take some time to visit an elderly neighbour, drop something off at the foodbank – or just spare a kind word to a passerby.
But most of all spend time with your loved ones. I wish you all a wonderful Christmas and a happy 2019.
Juliet Brunner, Mayor of the Borough of Redditch