On behalf of myself and my family, together with my fellow Councillors I wish you all a very happy and safe Christmas holiday season.
Work is well under way on the two popular Bayside Christmas events where residents can celebrate the spirit of Christmas singing along to carols the whole family loves.
Carols by the Sea, featuring local community groups singing your favourite Christmas carols, is a very traditional Australian way to celebrate the spirit of Christmas.
Carols in the Park is another popular event that brings our diverse community together for a family Christmas celebration in the beautiful Mascot Memorial Park.
It really doesn’t matter what faith we come from — this time of year — December in Australia — is all about spending time with family and friends.
It is also a chance to consider those who are less fortunate.
There are so many people in need and so many great charities working to bring them a little Christmas cheer. So please think about donating to a local charity and help bring a smile to a young child’s face or a family on Christmas morning.
From all of us here at Council — I would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy and safe New Year.
If you are driving on the road please take care to ensure you arrive safely.