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)