Test Valley Mayor Iris Andersen has issued a Christmas message.
“I have had a busy year as Mayor of Test Valley – a year that has been touched by so many different people and their stories in our local communities.
However, during this time I have noticed that the qualities that always shine through are how people want to help and support others in need.
Whether they are one person trying to raise money for charity they support, a group of people helping a local family or a corporate company wanting to give something back to their local communities.
As we are nearing the festive season the sentiment of goodwill to all people comes to mind, I can honestly say that all year round I have had the pleasure of meeting people who are helping, supporting or giving to others.
This Christmas time I feel proud that I can say that a sense of goodwill to all is happening in all our communities, more than people may know. So with this in mind I am deeply humbled to wish everyone a warm Christmas and New Year for 2016.”