Christmas message from council leader Grant Davey
23 Dec 2015
As this year draws to a close we have a lot to celebrate and as a New Year approaches we have much to look forward to.
One of the iconic events for Northumberland this year was when the Tour of Britain cycle race spent two days in the county. This was an excellent showcase for the county and highlighted to a massive audience what a terrific place we live and work in. We’ve also worked hard to attract further investment and jobs into Northumberland, improve our environment and make a real difference to communities across the county.
And next year the Tall Ships are coming to Northumberland in what should be an amazing few days for the county and the wider region.
However there is no denying 2015 has been a challenging year for many residents with difficult decisions affecting many communities. We’ve had to manage deep and ongoing cuts to the county council budget - and next year promises to be even tougher.
Despite these pressures we have continued to work to ensure that frontline services remain robust and the work I see every day as I go around this county makes me proud.
This administration will also continue to keep the promises made in 2013 - whether it be free car parking, affordable homes, new schools and hospitals, tackling potholes, upgrading our roads, transferring council jobs to our market towns and protecting frontline services.
I hope you all have a peaceful and enjoyable Christmas and New Year.