WELL, the festivities are over.

Let’s hope Southampton council puts on a better show next year.

The pseudo-German market, hardly any fireworks or festivities in Mayflower Park for New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day... a poor showing for a city that welcomes tourists.

Let’s hope 2019 means broken pavements mended, less litter, fewer student flats, more social housing and refuges for homeless.

Maggie Rickards