The Highways Agency has handed all residents of Stow Maries an early Xmas present by opening the Wellinditch bridge and taking away the one-way restrictions on Church Lane and Honeypot Lane. However, there remains the damage to verges and pot-holes created by heavy traffic on these routes, so care is still needed when using them.

But "Tis the Season to be Jolly" so, from the team behind this website, we send all our readers and contributors our Very Best Wishes for the New Year.