The chairman of Lichfield District Council has used his Christmas message to pay tribute to those behind events taking place across the region during the festive period.
Cllr David Salter described the area as “a hive of activity” and thanked those who had worked hard to ensure others get to enjoy the festivities.
He said: “As chairman of Lichfield District Council, I get the chance to visit many organisations and attend events and ceremonies. I have been especially impressed by the many people and groups who put in so much effort behind the scenes on projects that make a difference to their communities.
“It makes me feel very proud to represent the district, and I would like to thank everyone for giving up their time and energy to these local causes.
“The district is a hive of activity in the lead up to Christmas. I’ve had the pleasure of attending plenty of carol concerts, including Staffordshire WI, Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Services and Saxon Hill School.
“I am also looking forward to visiting Royal Mail’s Lichfield delivery office to pass on Christmas wishes and encouragement to the postmen and women at their busiest time of year.”
A number of events have also taken place as the countdown to December 25 continues.
Cllr Salter added: “Lichfield Christmas Festival, which extended over two weekends this year, made sure there was always a festive gift, food and drink market, exhibition or activity to enjoy across the city, and we’re eagerly anticipating the cathedral’s stunning The Angels are Coming light displays.
“Burntwood’s Christmas Festival also offered lots of free activities and was a great way to kick off the festive season.
“The Lichfield Garrick continues to delight with their Christmas offering, Sleeping Beauty. The traditional pantomime has received five-star reviews and is keeping bumper audiences entertained.
“I hope that 2017 is a prosperous and happy year and I wish you good luck in keeping your resolutions!”