The Selby Times readers will hopefully be busy planning their Christmas shopping lists. My kids have already circled various Doc McStuffins toys and Xbox computer systems. It will depend on the size of mince pie left out on Christmas eve, on weather Santa brings them. The logistics of getting that exact present delivered to the correct household, then to be wrapped up and sent back out again are huge. For new visitors to the town, Selby now has some new big ‘welcome’ signs. The new sculptures have been added to our two main roundabouts. Maybe a huge sign could be added to them advertising what is on offer in our town. Love them or think the money should have been spent elsewhere, (Finkle Street lights??) they are at least something positive. It is also a new talking point for people travelling along the bypass instead of swerving around the potholes. In other news, the new crossing on Scott Road should make life easier and safer for people walking into town. As footfall increases with shoppers looking in all the festive shop windows, the town has so many offers and bargains to be had. Selby has a superb number of ideal present shops – you just have to look for them. Ring them up and ask about their products and services. We have many of the national retailers, but why not check out small businesses such as Heaven and Home, Mollies Cheese Shop, Ruby Shoes, Fotos R Us and ourselves. We all have great gift ideas or vouchers available and go that extra mile to create the perfect shopping experience for you.