Cllr Tony Orgee’s Christmas Message for South Cambridgeshire
As the season of celebration approaches South Cambridgeshire District Council’s Chairman, Cllr Tony Orgee, reflects on a momentous year and wishes residents and businesses a happy and healthy New Year.
Cllr Orgee said: “Christmas is a time to come together and celebrate, but I wanted to take this opportunity to first reflect on how the past twelve months have been some of the most challenging for some people. Times may be hard but our pledge is to continue to do all we can for you all when you most need us.
“The last year has also seen golden success. Villages across the district should be congratulated for battling the elements in July to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. It was heart-warming to see so many people paying tribute to the Queen and enjoying time together as communities.
“The summer of fun didn’t stop there as South Cambridgeshire marked the highly successful Olympic and Paralympic Games in style with bumper crowds enjoying events at Milton Country Park. Local world record holding disability athlete, Charlotte Cox, showing us all what can be achieved with sheer grit, determination and hard work as she brought the Paralympic lantern into the park ahead of the Games getting underway.
“As we begin to think about next year I am looking forward to the start of the biggest building programme of new council houses for two generations. Affordable housing has always been linchpin of the services we provide and thanks to changes in national funding we now have the chance to build hundreds of new homes for local people.
“I’d also like to take a moment to think about people who may not be spending Christmas with friends or family. Our staff kindly donated gifts to be given to patients at Fulbourn Hospital and before you get in the festive spirit please think about how a small gesture could make someone’s Christmas this year.
"Merry Christmas and a happy New Year to you all."