We’d like to congratulate Whitley Lodge Community Spirit, the voluntary group which again organised the lighting of the Christmas tree and the lovely carol singing on Monday afternoon.
They have also raised money for the new Christmas decorations in the Shopping Centre at Whitley Lodge, and a community notice board will be put up soon.
Their next event will be on Saturday, December 20, when there will be more carol singing, with choirs from local churches and Santa in his sleigh.
This has been very enjoyable in previous years, making a festive atmosphere as shoppers visit Whitley Lodge.
We are fortunate to have a thriving local shopping centre there, and the work of the Community Spirit group is a valuable part of the success. Thank you to all the volunteers.
Ed Hodson, Judith Wallace and Pam McIntyre
St Mary’s Ward Conservative councillors