Lichfield District Council chairman reflects on a “hugely enjoyable year”

The chairman of Lichfield District Council has thanked those who have supported her during a “busy but hugely enjoyable year”.

Cllr Norma Bacon, chair of Lichfield District Council

Cllr Norma Bacon, chair of Lichfield District Council

Cllr Norma Bacon took the chains of office following the local elections in May.

In a Christmas message she revealed how 2015 had provided plenty of high points:

“On behalf of the council, I would like to wish everyone a merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

“Lichfield District is a wonderful place to celebrate Christmas. With all the markets, events, carol services, the pantomime and shows, you can’t help but get into the festive spirit.

“Looking back on 2015, it’s been a busy but hugely enjoyable year. I started in the role of chairman in May and since then I have represented the council at numerous events across Staffordshire and beyond.

“Among the many highlights, I enjoyed hosting a tour of the National Memorial Arboretum for civic heads from across the region. It’s such an impressive venue and finding out more about the site’s exciting plans was very interesting.

“Another event that stands out was the Armistice Day service at Cannock Chase AONB to remember and celebrate working dogs. This was such a simple but moving ceremony and I enjoyed meeting the many dogs who attended with their humans.

“It has also been great to meet members of the many groups across the district who volunteer in a huge variety of roles that have such a positive impact on community life.

“Thank you to everyone who has attended my charity events and given so generously, and I am looking forward to holding a number of events next year to raise more funds.

“Finally, I hope that 2016 is a great year for everyone in the district. I wish you a very merry Christmas and lots of luck in keeping your New Year’s resolutions!”

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