Hard work sees event a success

I WOULD like to thank all those involved in the first of the Christmas events at Whitley Lodge shopping centre last Thursday.

A lot of hard work had been done by the businesses, led by Julie Stimpson of Anywhens coffee shop, working with council officers, and the singing by the children of Whitley Lodge First School was excellent.

Thanks also go to Harrisons for providing all the advertising posters.

I hope that many people will come along again on Saturday, December 17, when Santa will arrive in a horse drawn vehicle. From 11am to 2pm there will be carol singing by local church choirs – thanks to Rev Dr Benjamin Carter, of St Mary’s Church, Claremont Road, for all his help in organising this.