Yesterday evening I was privileged to be at the London South Bank University to mark the beginning of our Southwark Chinese New Year celebrations.
The Chinese community in Bermondsey and Southwark is very strong, and this time of year is a good opportunity to recognise and celebrate this.
2015 marks the Year of the Sheep, and I hope many people across London will be joining in the festivities. The Chinese sign of the Sheep represents peace, strength, creativity, endurance and enterprise.
I would like to send my warmest greetings to everyone celebrating Chinese New Year – and wish you and your family well for the year ahead.
Xin nian kuai le! Gung hey fat choy