As we turn to that time of the year when hopefully you and your family will gather once again to celebrate Christmas and to enjoy each other’s company, welcoming any new additions and raising a glass to those who are no longer with us except in memory. Let's spare a thought for those who are not so fortunate and hope that for all of us, the New Year will bring us happiness and if not prosperity, a degree of comfort. May I wish you all the very best this Christmastide.

Cllr Jon Haddy Mayor of Llangollen