THE past year has been an eventful one for both myself as mayor and for the people of Norton. On a personal note, I have met a lot of very committed individuals whose efforts in our community lead me to believe that Norton has a very bright future.
I have been involved in a number of initiatives with all our local schools and I have been impressed with the enthusiasm and dedication of both pupils and teachers – we should be very proud of them all. The Christmas lights switch-on was a lovely, successful event, which we hope to see grow.
In 2014, we are looking forward to events commemorating the beginning of the First World War, to all the churches in Norton coming together in “Love 14” and to Le Tour De France bringing thousands of visitors to Yorkshire.
Of course, at this time of year we should remember those less fortunate than ourselves. This may be due to events out of their control. We now have an excellent community asset in Norton, Derwent Lodge, which aims to help vulnerable youngsters to get back on their feet – we applaud them.
I wish you all a healthy and prosperous New Year. Don’t forget to visit the website www.nortononderwent.co.uk for details of all the exciting things happening in our town.