Leader's New Year message

Nick Rushton wishes everyone a happy, peaceful and prosperous New Year

Nick Rushton

Council leader, Nick Rushton, looks back at 2022 and ahead to 2023 in his New Year message.


New year is a time for reflection but also to look forward. 

Whether it’s offering shelter to people fleeing Ukraine or marking the death of Queen Elizabeth II, our communities have come together to help others. Providing the vital support people depend upon continues to be a priority, even as we face tough financial decisions. 

The next 12 months also offer much to celebrate including King Charles III’s coronation. And with street parties being planned, Leicestershire is set to celebrate in style. 

Fair funding remains a top priority for the County Council. We’ll continue our fight for a better deal for our residents and look forward to pressing our case when we meet with the Chancellor in the New Year.

 I’d like to wish everyone a very happy, peaceful and prosperous New Year.




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