Happy Christmas

Wishing everyone a very special Christmas and peaceful and prosperous New Year.

With very special thoughts of all our brave armed forces who are away from their loved ones at this very special time.

And finally a thought for all those who are victims of conflict around the world, Syria, Yemen to name but two.

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Moreton Christmas Lights – Oh What a Night!

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Yesterday evening I was absolutely delighted to attend, with my colleagues, Cllr Bruce Berry and Cllr Steve Williams and our families the switch on of Moreton’s Christmas Lights.

The event was one of, if not the most successful event in the last 10 years with around 150/200 people present to see the switch flicked by Moreton’s very own, Beverly Macca.

The event is only the success it is because of the hard work of Angela and Steve Pouncey in making it happen, from the purchasing of lights, organising the erection of them and organising the switch on party.   A fantastic achievement they should be very proud of.

Thanks also to Will and Sue for allowing us to use the Coach and Horses for the party, to Andy for making sure the lights were up and working, to all the local businesses who donated food for the buffet, raffle prizes as well as cash donations and not forgetting Angela’s mum and her friends for running the raffle and collecting donations on the night.

Finally a massive thank you to Beverly Macca for coming along and performing the switch on.     Enjoy the Lambrini Bevlar

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A great night that everyone enjoyed, this is the start of Christmas in our Town, let’s hope it’s a really good one for everyone.

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Happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year

With all my best wishes to everyone who reads the blog and of course the wider community.   Like many people I am looking forward to a family Christmas and hopefully a peaceful and healthy New Year.   

I am signing off now until January, however if anyone needs my assistance over the Christmas break please contact me using the details on this site.

Great Community Spirit

Earlier this evening along with my colleague, Cllr Steve Williams and a large crowd of local residents I went along to Amberley Close in Moreton to witness the switch on of the (second) Moreton Lights by Claire Bear who had come down from Claire House Childrens Hospice to perform the switch on.

This is the eighth successive year that the George family and the Williams family have put together such a tremendous display on the fronts of their homes, raising thousands of pounds for Claire House, it has grown so much that many other neighbours are now decorating their homes.    It makes me proud to live in Moreton and be part of such a wonderful community.   You can read more HERE.

Another Great Event in Moreton!

Angela with Herbert and me

What a great day afternoon at the Moreton Christmas Lights switch on!    The lights this year were made possible by the hard work of committee organiser Angela Pouncey, thanks Angela you did a great job, and were switched on by Celebrity Hairdresser ‘Herbert’

Before the switch on at 5pm  there was music and food in the Coach and Horses Pub, music courtesy of Mark from XLNights Disco.   At 5.00pm, surrounded by a huge crowd the lights turned on by the fabulous, ‘Herbert’ who took time out of his very busy schedule to light up our Town.

Many people know of ‘Herbert’ because of his work with, Queenie’s Christmas charity which he set up in memory of his late mum.   His next fundraising event is on Thursday 01 December entitled ‘Bonsoir Paris’ more details can be found below.

Christmas Dinner #1

Earlier today, along with Cllr Steve Williams and Cllr Simon Mountney I attended the Christmas Lunch at Moreton Community Centre.    I have said it before, and I will say it again, It just would not be Christmas without this tremendous event.     Over 40 of us sat down to a starter of soup followed by turkey, beef, ham  and all the trimmings, then Christmas Pud, and topped off with mince pies, a really good time was had by all.   

This year the guest of honour was Tina, one of the volunteers who has helped for as long as I can remember, however, unfortunately, this year Tina has been poorly so has not been as active as she would like.   It was great to see her up and about and made a fuss of, and at the end of the meal she was presented with a huge bouquet of flowers.   You deserve it Tina, and I hope you continue to make a speedy and full recovery.       Our thanks  go to Mike Griffiths, Centre Chairman, Jan the centre employee, and ALL the volunteers for making not just today special, but who give their time freely to provide very competitively priced lunches, on Monday’s, Wednesday’s and Friday’s all year round.    Thanks guys your efforts are much appreciated.