Happy New Year

As 2022 draws to a close it is easy to look back and conclude that it has been a year with its fair share of disaster.

The war in Ukraine has to be the single most worrying development, which will impact on the world for years to come.

Natural disasters throughout the world continue to devastate whole countries and of course we cannot ignore the fact that Climate Change is the main contributing factor.

As always we lose people from all backgrounds and the loss of so many people through Covid is still fresh in the minds of so many families.

The News almost always focuses on the rich and the famous and so we will leave those obituaries to the mainstream. For those of a certain age, one person stands out among them all. Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth was part of our lives, entwined in the fabric of our country for as long as most of us have lived.

We appear to be lurching from one crisis to another and it is difficult to see the positives. This can also have an impact on people’s health and well being. It has never been so important as now for communities and families to come together to support one another. There have been shining examples of that wherever one looks.

We are in the hands of the few and whether we like it or not, whether we agree or not, we still live in what is defined as a democracy. Who those representatives are and what they choose to do is we are told in our hands. We vote them in and we can vote them out.

If any lesson can be learned from 2022 it is that we have to be more aware, more active and more demanding in political affairs. That applies to local government upwards.

We clapped for the NHS and we stayed at home and sacrificed so much during the pandemic yet today we see those same hard working people having to strike for a meagre pay rise. The hypocrisy is staggering.

I would like to end on a positive if I may. That positive has been a constant for me in my life. It is my family to whom I owe so much. My parents, my wife and my children.

I look forward to serving you providing the news and holding those in authority to account in 2023.

If you have any news or want an issue investigated, do not hesitate to contact us.

I wish you all a Happy New Year – Blwyddyn Newydd Dda.

You cannot copy any content of this page

%d bloggers like this: