Council Christmas crackers

Wildlife Park Sulby Christmas at the Wildlife Park.'Christmas crackers for animals.
Wildlife Park Sulby Christmas at the Wildlife Park.'Christmas crackers for animals.

With Christmas upon us, I’d like to take the opportunity to wish all Echo readers a wonderful festive season on behalf of myself and all my colleagues.

As it’s also a time for a bit of lightness and fun - not to mention Christmas crackers and the inevitable terrible puns inside - I thought I’d share a few that might pop out of a council cracker (should one exist)

l Did you hear about the councillor who lost their seat? They’re standing again.

l There was a knock on my door and when I opened it a councillor was outside.

They said: “Do you like tents?” “No,” I replied. “Why?”

“Well,” they said.

“We’re canvassing the whole area ...”

l A lady walked into the council tax office with £5 tucked behind one ear, and £10 behind the other. She was £15 in arears. (Groan!)

Merry Christmas and all the very best for 2015.

By Councillor Christine Beal (Rastrick, Con)