Viewpoint: 'Shop local' in Stamford, Bourne and the Deepings this Christmas
By Kelham Cooke, leader of South Kesteven District Council
Last week, the Christmas lights were switched on in Stamford, marking the countdown to the big day itself.
Christmas means different things to different people, but for many it is downtime with family and friends, the chance to catch-up with people, indulge in some festive fare , and watch the obligatory seasonal TV offerings. It is also the opportunity for some quiet time, the chance to reflect on the current year, make plans for the next, and, hopefully, count our blessings.