It has been a pleasure to take part in the recent Partington Christmas lights switch-on event which took place last Friday evening in central Partington. Large crowds gathered to listen to the children from the choirs of Partington Central Academy, Our Lady of Lourdes and Forest Gate Academy as they sang Christmas songs around the tree. It was attended by special guests Mayor Tom Ross and Kate Green MP. Even Santa made a special appearance on his sleigh! I would like to thank Cllr Adele New for organising this special event and for inviting the school choirs to be part of it. Thank you to the staff from school for organising for the children to attend and for a beautiful performance by the children. As always, they represented us well and made us proud.