Thank you block captains. You have been very successful encouraging your neighbours to add a light, or two, or many to their outside Christmas decorating this year. The block captains are: Joyce Acton, Joan Barrett, Mary Anne Bishop, Kim Bonner, Jacky Brady, Barry Card, Judy Fielding, Robin Jones, Ami Merkley and family, Rob Roberts, Paul Thorp and Tara and John (Dancing Moon). Please give them a “tip of the hat” when you see them. I also want to give a shout out to the decorating teams at Olivet Baptist Church, Westport Free Methodist Church, St Edward’s Catholic Church, Knox Presbyterian Church and St Paul’s Anglican Church.

With the recent increase of the virus in the village and area and many people self isolating, more than ever we need to support each other. The GIFT of LIGHT creates a rainbow of colour on every street – and we know that the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow is our own Westport.

I am going to post a daily photo of some of our GIFTS of LIGHT. If you have a favourite, please send it to me at and I will post.

Today’s post to kick off the GIFT of LIGHT is from the Mayor, Council and Staff at Town Hall. Merry Christmas.