The Mayor of London Boris Johnson delivers his annual New Year's message.
Do you remember all the gloom and negativity that we heard just before the Olympic and Paralympic Games began this summer?
They said the trains weren't going to run on time and the security guards weren't going to turn up and the predictions for the weather were absolutely vile and then it all went fantastically right.
The transport system went perfectly, Team GB did absolutely brilliantly and a fantastic mood of community seemed to suffuse, percolate; pervade the entire population of London and indeed beyond into the country as a whole. And don't just remember the triumph of the Olympics and Paralympics, remember the gloom that came first because I think people are just as misguided in their pessimism about what we’re going to get from the Games and about 2013.
We're going to make sure that we use the Olympics and the success of London 2012 to deliver more jobs, more homes and regeneration for East London. And we're going to build on that fantastic sense of togetherness and community and have a real volunteering legacy for Londoners via Team London.
It was a wonderful year in 2012. Believe me 2013 is going to every bit as exciting. In the meantime, I hope you have a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.