The Lord Mayor of Chester, Razia Daniels, praised the residents of Westminster Park for their community spirit as she switched on their Christmas Lights at 5pm on Wednesday 6 December at Westminster Park shops.
Community Spirit is the theme of her year in office and, as the children at Belgrave Primary School arrived to sing carols, and residents young and old gathered to watch the lights come to life, she said that this was a fine example of just what she hoped to see in a local community.
The evening was rounded off by a visit from Santa, who listened to the children’s Christmas wishes and gave out sweets and satsumas. Local shops generously donated hot dogs, fresh prawns, mince pies and mulled wine for the adults to sample.
The event was organised by Westminster Park Residents’ Association and was generously supported by Councillors Razia Daniels and Neil Sullivan, together with local shops: Bebbington’s Butchers, Bebbington & Williams Fishmongers, Francis Thomas Greengrocers and the Coop.
Photographs are courtesy of Anne Ord Sykes.