Hello, wishing all Brinklow residents a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.

I am delighted to report we have had a great response to our Christmas Tree and hope to have started a tradition to span many years into the future. Personally I think it looks rather beautiful and lights up the village well.

We have had one or two comments about the new website. Please continue, all suggestions will be entertained.

Remember it is this month that both Smeaton Lane and Bridge 34 near Town Thorns close for several weeks. Plan your alternative routes.