Mayor of Maghull Labour’s Cllr Sandra Williams’ Christmas Messag

Maghull Town Council Mayor Labour’s Cllr Sandra Williams with Mayor’s Secretary Pat Annal and Deputy Mayor Cllr Steve Kermode.

Mayor of Maghull Labour's Cllr Sandra Williams said she had met lots of wonderful local people during seven months in office.


In her Christmas message, the Town's mayor said she had been honoured to carry out the formal duties of Mayor.


And she said on of her main priorities in the role was to ensure that the spotlight is shone on the positive contribution which Maghull's young people make to our community.


Cllr Williams said: "Together with the Mayoral team's consort Rita Knight, Deputy Mayor Steven Kermode and his consort Deputy Mayoress Gwen Kermode and of course the Mayor's Secretary Pat Annal, I have enjoyed seven wonderful months in office.


"I have met many outstanding people from all walks of life, been to many interesting places and participated in many fascinating events.


"In these days of young people being portrayed in a negative light, two of the more memorable events have been presenting certificates of achievement to RAF Cadets. hosted by the British Legion and presenting achievement awards to St John Ambulance volunteers, both young and not so young. One of whom, Stephen Herron won Maghull town Council's Civic Award this year.


"It has been truly heart-warming to see young people  giving their time and effort with so much enthusiasm and commitment."


Cllr Williams said she and the rest of the Mayoral team had been honoured to represent Maghull at events in Maghull, Sefton and Liverpool.


Cllr Williams said: "Also notable has been the march held in Liverpool for the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment. This event was attended by Deputy Mayor Steven Kermode whose father who served his national service shared some memories with the returning regiment.


"I have also attended Armistice Day Remembrance Services and I know we have all reflected on how much we owe in our daily lives to those who fought so bravely in those years.


"Not to forget 'Carols in the Park', which is a really enjoyable event and which brings together the whole community to share in the magic of the Christmas story.


"I was also lucky enough to enjoy two fantastic evenings of entertainment at Southport Little Theatre with Maghull Theatre Group's Guys and Dolls and Fiddler on the Roof. Both superb performances."


The Mayor said she and the team were looking forward to serving the rest of her term.


Cllr Williams added: "All in all, seven months to remember and all of the Mayoral team are looking forward to the next few months in office.


"Many thanks to all the staff at our Town Hall, Peter Taylor and his team who keep our parks and gardens in such good order, the admin staff, our Town Clerk Mark Julius, Emma and Amanda who keep the Town Hall running and especially thanks to Pat who always organises things so sympathetically and effectively.


"Very best wishes for a very happy Christmas and peaceful and prosperous New year to all - especially Bill Turpin who celebrated his 100th birthday this year."