It was good to see many residents and local business owners attend the festive lights switch-on in Hipperholme and Bailiff Bridge, writes Coun David Kirton (Con, Hipperholme and Lightcliffe)
Thanks go to all those involved with the arrangements for the switch-ons. Christ Church at Hipperholme provided mince pies, tea, coffee and arranged carol singing afterwards on what was a very cold and damp evening which was most welcomed by all.
The children of Bailiff Bridge saw Father Christmas arrive on his illuminated sleigh and the excitement on their faces said it all.
On the same evening as the Bailiff Bridge switch-on Brighouse Juniors AFC held their Christmas tree light switch-on.
It is pleasing to see that all the Christmas trees in the ward look really good this year.
An addition, for the first time, saw festive lights along the shopping parade in Bailiff Bridge following my successful grant application for residents and traders to enhance the shopping experience locally.
The Christmas Fair held at Norwood Green Village Hall was well attended and very enjoyable and I would like to thank those residents in Norwood Green for putting on this event.
A lot of hard work was put in by many people to make this again a very successful event in the village hall with many interesting locally made items to purchase.
As we approach the Christmas period I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy, peaceful and enjoyable Christmas.