Harriet Tamke / Events / Fri 08 May 2020

CANCELLED - Harpenden - VE Day 75

CANCELLED - Harpenden - VE Day 75

**Event Cancelled**

The Town Council has been closely following the development of the Coronavirus and considering what action it needs to take to mitigate any risks to its Employees, Councillors and members of the public.

There is clear advice that those with mild symptoms should isolate themselves which places the emphasis on individuals with symptoms to follow this advice. Many of them will, but some won’t, and these are the individuals that we are concerned about as they pose a risk to our Employees, Councillors and members of the public. In addition Government is now recommending that residents avoid gatherings and non-essential social contact.

Following this latest advice from Government, we have taken the decision to cancel non-essential Council initiatives and activities between now and the end of May. We appreciate that this will be disappointing for many people but we believe that this is appropriate action given the unprecedented situation we find ourselves in.

Friday 8 May 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day. Harpenden Town Council will host a celebration on Church Green with a vintage singer, pipeband, face painting, cream teas and a bar to raise a toast.

All are welcome to join this day of celebration and remembering the heroes of World War Two.

The schedule of the event is as below:

2pm Event opens

2:55pm a Bugler will play the Last Post and a dip of the standard.

3pm Pipers will play the battle O’er and VE Day 75

3:05pm The Nations toast to the Heroes of WW2. The Mayor will say a short word and toast to the heroes of WW2.

4pm Event closes

If you have any questions please contact Faye Sarron faye.sarron@harpenden.gov.uk

For more information visit http://www.harpenden.gov.uk/event/4803-ve-day-75

Event Location

Church Green

Church Green, Harpenden

Telephone: 01582 463 668
Email: harriet.tamke@harpenden.gov.uk
Website: http://www.harpenden.gov.uk/event/4803-ve-day-75

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