What a wonderful year Silloth has enjoyed!

Saturday evening’s magnificent display saw the airfield engulfed with a massive bonfire and spectacular firework display and funfair attractions enjoyed by thousands of residents and visitors.  This attraction is now well and truly embedded on the Silloth annual event calendar alongside many other extremely well-supported events in the Town.

This year I have received an incredible amount of compliments, about how good, enjoyable and varied the events have been on the Green and in the Town, and how the addition of “Victorian-style lights” along the front street and general floral improvements have improved the Town.

My thanks go all the event organisers committees, Silloth Town/Green staff, local residents and businesses who make up a truly resilient community of people who have worked extremely hard to make this Town “Cumbria in Bloom’s”, “Best in Borough”, Best Coastal Resort in Cumbria and Silver Gilt winner in the Coastal (up to 12k) category in the national Britain in Bloom competition, plus all the other numerous awards they won for this great Town.

My thanks must go to Bill, Vivian, Anne and their helpers for the commitment and energy they have tirelessly endured /enjoyed by working in the community to achieve the high standards in these local and national competitions making Silloth well and truly a local and National tourist attraction.

The “Gold standard” and “Beacon status” awards for Best Care home in the Country awarded in London to Silloth Nursing Home is another fantastic accolade for the Town and my personal thanks go to all the staff who do a truly fantastic job looking after our aged relatives ……..Thank you.

Christmas lights around the Town and Santa Claus visiting on his sleigh will bring what has been a truly amazing year for our Great Town to a rewarding end ……Or of course, it could be just the beginning…..

Thank you all for your continued support.

Cllr Tony Markley

Mayor of Silloth on Solway