I wish you all a Happy New Year

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So much has happened during the past year and I would like to take this opportunity of thanking you all for the fantastic messages of support, particularly during some challenging times.

In our enjoyment with our friends and family, let us not forget the true message of Christmas and the birth of Jesus. I know that the Crib Services and Midnight Mass at our local Chuch, St Margaret’s Church in Rainham will be packed out by our wonderful local people.

In regards to Medway as a whole, thanks to the tremendous work so many have put in, more young people will be able to wake up on Christmas morning in a safe place that they can call home. Our thoughts go to every family, especially those who are going through difficult personal circumstances.

It is especially rewarding that we have seen tangible recognition of our focus on safeguarding, with our improvement notice being removed, many of you will know that this is the first recognised step in what has been a long journey.

For many of the young people however, one of the best bits about Christmas will be not being at School! I am sure that we parents/grandparents will be eagerly looking forward to being dragged out of bed in the early hours of the morning, but would just pause to give thought to the serious but wonderful message of Christmas as well as the jovial and of course merry.

A big thank you to all of our brilliant Emergency Services who will be working over the festive period keeping us safe and dealing with emergencies.

I wish you all a very Merry  and Safe Christmas and look forward to working with you all in the New Year.

Image by courtesy of Tony Fairclough of St Margaret’s Church Rainham

One Response to “I wish you all a Happy New Year”

  1. jenniblackman Says:

    Mike, I have such admiration for you. You work so hard as a councilor, it would be a better country if all councillors worked with such dedication as you do. May you and your wonderful family have an amazing Christmas. And I still think you are the most socialist Conservative I have ever met! Xx

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