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January News: Christmas Thank Yous and wishes for 2022

Dear Parishioners of Breighton & Bubwith

A belated Happy New Year and very good wishes to you all for what I hope will be a much improved 2022 with the promise of a fabulous 4-day break to celebrate the Queen’s 70th Jubilee year in June.

Every year, the Parish Council uses the January newsletter to say a big thank you all the contributors and volunteers that made our village Christmas festivities special and enjoyable. This year there seem to be more people to thank as many more folk have given up their time and participated in generating the Bubwith and Breighton Christmas magic!

Firstly, I’d like to give a special thanks to our Christmas tree sponsors the ‘Real Aeroplane Club’ and ‘Real Aeroplane Company’ who once again jointly supported the costs of the tree we very much appreciate this generous gesture.

A big thank you too to the Bubwith Elves who yet again put on a brilliant display of the Snow family and Reindeer and also to their contributor McColls. It adds so much to our village green display!

Three Christmas magicians I’d like to mark out for thanks are Louise, Suzanne and Izzy. My personal thanks and that of the Parish Council for all of your input this year, you were brilliant!

A particular thank you to Malcolm for liaising with Santa for the use of the special postbox. Santa-analytics’ recent report to the Parish Council confirmed that this Christmas there were 163 letters received into the box and 158 replies! This being over a 50% increase from last year’s figures of 116 received and 99 responses, hats off to Santa’s workshop elves, clearly what I’ve read about increased productivity when working from home must be true! Lead Elf, Cedric said these figures didn’t include the 2 Ancestry DNA test kits, 1 COVID test kit and 5 Christmas cards bound for Weymouth and other southern parts. He’s asked me to reassure the senders that these found their way into the mainstream postal system and Santa hopes the outcomes were good.

Thank you to the Parish Council members who organized the erection and later removal of the tree, lights and postbox, Richard F, Malcolm, Mike and Allen. Thanks also to their supporters, Sheila, Steve, Anne and Brent!

Our thanks also go to Richard and Shirley Moore, who, despite coping with some sampling of the NHS close to Christmas, still managed to host mulled wine and mince pies following carols around the Christmas tree. A very enjoyable event.

My thanks to Bubwith Church for Carols in the Churchyard supported by the Allsortz Band and “Walking the Christmas Story”. Both events were well received by the community.

It would be very remiss of me not to also thank those people who made a great deal of effort to arrange events for the Christmas period and then sadly had to cancel due to the increasing Omicron numbers and concerns to reduce the potential for spreading amongst our local residents. Thank you.

Finally, in respect of Christmas, thanks to all those individuals who took the time and trouble of putting on some amazing home light displays. Every year they just get better!

Clearly I’ve blown the 250 word per article allowed in the Bugle but I make no apology for that!

I’m going to push it a bit further and advise that if you are trying to arrange a COVID vaccination a number of sessions are planned at the Courtyard in Goole on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from the 1st to 27th February. You can book via the NHS website and they will also support people who drop in although it is always better to book.

Very Best Wishes for 2022.
Chair of Bubwith Parish Council https://www.facebook.com/BubwithParishCouncil)