Mayor Harry Bramer said: "It seems a very long time ago since June when I was elected Mayor.

"During the long hot summer I completed my 151 mile walk for my Charity Papyrus – who seek to prevent young suicides - and as soon as the walk was over the monsoon rains came as a precursor of the autumn and the season of remembrance so poignant this year as the 100th anniversary of the cessation of hostilities of the First World War.

 "The highlight of this period was the amazing turn out of residents of Ross, filling St Mary’s Church and particularly on The Prospect when the Beacon was lit as a signal to celebrate the Armistice in 1918. The feeling of community spirit served to show just a little how the former residents of Ross might have felt 100 years ago.

 "From then we swiftly entered the Christmas Period with the Fayre in the town and the turning on of the Christmas lights. My consort and I are particularly looking forward to visiting the various caring groups so active all year in our town and we plan to visit several care homes, schools and the hospital over the Christmas period."He wishes everyone a warm and happy Christmas.