With Christmas rapidly approaching, it gives Loren and I great pleasure to send our heartfelt greetings to everyone in Llandudno, and that includes the Great Orme, Penrhyn Bay, Penrhynside, Craigside, Glanwydden, Bryn Pydew and Llangwstenin. Whether you live in our community, work here, or are just visiting, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.
The last twelve months have been full of challenges as we have continued to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nonetheless, there has been lots of good news that should leave us feeling positive about the future. Summer 2021 was a bumper season for tourists visiting our town; Llandudno’s fireworks display has been hailed as one of the best in North Wales, attracting 30,000 visitors; local people dug deep to make this year’s local Poppy Appeal the most successful ever; ITV’s The Pier has beamed footage of one of Llandudno’s most iconic landmarks into living rooms around the globe; and Llandudno’s entry into the Britain in Bloom gardening competition saw local communities pick up more awards than ever before. We live in uncertain times, but I am filled with optimism for Llandudno in 2022.
As well as reflecting upon the year just gone, we should make time to reflect upon the Christmas story and the values the birth of Jesus represents: peace, mercy, charity, goodwill to all and hope for the future. These are values that can be embraced by people of all faiths and none. Let us all take time to think about how we can embody these values in our day to day lives.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda.
Cllr. Harry Saville (Mayor of Llandudno) Miss Loren Lloyd-Pepperell (Mayoress)