Nottinghamshire County Council Chairman, Coun Mrs Sue Saddington, is set for a busy week of activities in the run up to Christmas.
Monday 17 December will see the Chairman attending the Joint Emergency Services Carol Service at Southwell Minster. The Police Brass Band, an 18-piece Police Bagpipe Band and Cantamus will be performing at the event.
On Tuesday, Chairman will be making an early morning festive visit to the Royal Mail in Newark to see first-hand the operation of delivering Christmas post. Christmas is the busiest time of the year for Royal Mail and the Chairman will see the hard work and dedication of local postal workers who sort and deliver thousands of festive parcels, cards and letters.
There is a great deal of effort and dedication that goes into delivering a first class Christmas all over the country
The Chairman will be shown around the office by Delivery Office Manager Neil Newell, and will be introduced to the postmen and women who will be pulling out all the stops to sort and deliver mail in the busy Christmas period.
The Chairman said: “At no other time is the hard work and dedication of postmen and women clearer than during the festive period. There is a great deal of effort and dedication that goes into delivering a first class Christmas all over the country.
Our postmen and women will be working extremely hard to deliver Christmas cards, letters and parcels to local people
“I am looking forward to meeting the team in Newark to say thank you for the extraordinary lengths they go to in order to ensure Christmas parcels and cards are delivered to loved ones on time. That is alongside their ongoing job of delivering our mail services all through the year, in all weathers.”
Delivery Office Manager, Neil Newell said: “Our postmen and women will be working extremely hard to deliver Christmas cards, letters and parcels to local people. We are grateful that the County Council Chairman, Councillor Mrs Sue Saddington will be visiting the office to see our operation and to support the team.”
Later on Tuesday, the Chairman will attending the Nottinghamshire Hospice Christmas Lunch.
On Wednesday evening, the Chairman will be attending the Minster School Christmas Concert at Southwell Minster.
On Thursday, the Chairman will be presenting prizes to winners of the ‘Letter to Father Christmas’ competition, organized by Veolia, the council’s waste management contactor.
Children in three age categories were invited to write a letter to Father Christmas setting out their recycling good deeds. The winner of each category will receive their prize – a family ticket to the Nottingham Playhouse Pantomime – from the Chairman.
On Friday, the Chairman will attend the Cantamus Girls Choir and Cantamus Training Choir concert, with musicians from Sydney, at St Marks Church, Mansfield.
The Chairman will conclude the week’s events by attending the Cathedral Carol Service at Southwell Minster on the evening of Sunday 23 December.