Mick Dennison column

Mick Dennison. Pub Landlord. York Hotel, Morecambe.
Mick Dennison. Pub Landlord. York Hotel, Morecambe.

So, how was Christmas for you? Did you get everything you wanted, are you still eating leftover turkey and most importantly are you still talking to the wife/husband and mother-in-law?

It’s always a mad rush at great expense to celebrate one particular day and then after New Year’s Eve we all look forward to a brighter future and make those dreaded resolutions.

If I’d made a resolution to lose weight last January I would still be struggling right now, ditto if I’d decided to cut down on drink. Sadly, in a roundabout way both predictions have come true due to illness.

What is now apparent though is that I can look forward to a fitter new year but I’m still in the hands of the NHS.

Next year it would be great to see our own town council working together to make the town a buzzing place in 2015 and not to tear themselves apart.

They have an election coming up and I would actually like to see my local councillors around this side of York Bridge canvassing the voters – if they want to get in again.

They (councillors) only need to take a leaf out of the carnival committee’s book to see how to work in cohesive harmony and I wish them all the success with their 2015 parade and events.

It was proved last year, ‘Put it on and they will come,’ and every small business and retailer needs to get on board at the same time.

My other hope for the New Year is the Morecambe public will try to support their local businesses; not just for one day in December but all year round.

Remember, one day in the future there will only be massive supermarkets and chain pubs.

Finally I would like to wish all the readers of this column a prosperous and happy New Year.

I actually get some feedback from the people of the town, thankfully encouraging, it spurs me on each week to keep the creative juices flowing.

Oh! Nearly forgot – well done to the Royal on the prom for winning the Best Bar 2014 competition – now which should be a reason to celebrate with a drink.