It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Last night Lisa and I went along to Lakenheath’s Sports Pavilion for the annual lighting of the Christmas tree, this year for the first year it was decided to have two, one outside the Village Hall in the middle of the village and one at the Sports Pavilion as you come into Lakenheath.  On my Flickr stream there is a photo’s of me with Tracy Whitehand who I have known all my life as her family lived in the next street; she is the driving force behind many of the village community events and its great to help out with some locality funding to get things happening. I arranged to fund the Christmas tree last year and Cllr. Gathercole my fellow FHDC councillor did it this year from his new FHDC locality fund.

Holding the community event in the Sports pavilion was an excellent idea as previously when the event was at the Village Hall on the High Street it was always a bit of a worry to have so many excited kids so close tothe main road, at the Sports Pavilion there is the space for them to run about and there was even a slide for them to soak up their energy.

Inside there were all manner of stalls and raffles; it was great to watch the fun and talk to people about christmas and our village issues. One of the things I talked to people about was the need to think of others at this special time of year and to just pop around with a christmas card to older neighbours and see if there is anything you might be able to do to make their christmas, it could be a simple as just saying hello and taking that time to make contact.

Once the USAF base commander had officially lit up the tree it was time for the arrival of Father Christmas in his sleigh which is organised by the Lions and over the next few weeks will be around the villages int he area raising money for Christmas charities. All in all its beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

About askcolinnoble
I'm a Conservative politician-lite, I dabble a bit in Party Politics with my main focus of working hard and being a strong voice for my community making sure local government delivers quality services and fellow residents get value for money for their hard earned money they pay in Council tax | Where this Gravatar appears and I am expressing my views or liking something I do so in a personal capacity and does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of Suffolk County Council, Forest Heath District Council, the Conservative Party or come to think of it anyone else | But having said the above at an election time and to stay legal anything I write is promoted by Kerry Buist on behalf of Colin Noble, both at West Suffolk Conservative Association, Unit 8, Swan Lane Business Park, Exning, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 7FN

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