It's fitting that the first message comes from Tony Bathmaker, a man who, more than any other, is responsible for transforming one of Shoreham's major landmarks.
Tony is West Sussex County Council's lead officer for the construction of our iconic Adur Ferry Bridge and was featured in October when he answered criticism about the delay in re-opening the new bridge.
"May I take this opportunity to thank everybody in Shoreham for their patience and understanding whilst the Adur Ferry Bridge has been constructed. It was a genuine pleasure meeting the many of you who visited site during the works. I hope the disruption is already becoming a distant memory and that you are enjoying using the new bridge. My very best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy and prosperous New Year to you all."
WSCC Adur Ferry Bridge Lead Officer
On a personal note, I'd like to thank Tony for contributing to the blog and for helping to create such a wonderful legacy.
Thanks for dropping by and I'll see you soon with another Christmas message.