The vaccination programme continues to accelerate and it looks like we should have offered a first dose of vaccine to over 15 million people by mid-February.  This is an astonishing feat and I want to thank all those locally who have made it possible.

We have all been deeply saddened to hear that we have lost Captain Sir Tom Moore.  What a character; what a wonderful man, an inspiration to the nation during this crisis. To me, he represented selfless sacrifice over a lifetime of service to the country, coming from a generation that served the country so well during WWII and continued this service throughout the rest of his life. Rest in peace Sir Tom, with our heartfelt condolences to your family and friends.

 

So, it now rests with us to build for the post-pandemic future. Can I mention a couple of projects that demonstrate our ambitions for the borough?

 

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