Town Mayor hails ‘community spirit’

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SPILSBY Mayor Michael Lenton believes that local residents and businesses will “rise to the challenges” of 2012.

In his New Year address he said he believed the year will prove to be another difficult one but that the resilience of the community “never fails to impress”.

“Several shops have closed but have almost immediately been replaced with different business ventures,” he said. “I know times are hard but the resilience of the Spilsby business community never fails to impress me. Well done everyone.

“The town at Christmas looked absolutely splendid and no-one can fail to be impressed by the quality of the yuletide window displays. It shows a great community spirit and I know we will take this into the New Year. In addition, we have the Diamond Jubilee and Olympics to celebrate, once in a lifetime events. It is an honour and privilege to be your Mayor. I wish you a Happy New year.”