Powys County Council has agreed to waive its road closure fee so that residents and communities can organise street parties to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day after an intervention by Brecon Councillor Matthew Dorrance.
The announcement came after the Welsh Labour Councillor for St John Ward secured agreement from the Council’s Cabinet for the charges to be suspended.
Cllr Matthew Dorrance said:
“I am really pleased that Powys County Council has agreed to waive this charge and enable communities across Powys to come together and mark this important anniversary.
“Families across Powys will have been touched by the Second World War and this 75th anniversary of VE Day is a special moment for us to come together, remember the courageous sacrifice of the fallen and celebrate, as people did at the time, the arrival of peace in Europe.”
The County Council has said it will publicise how party organisers can apply for a road closure to facilitate their event.
VE Day celebrations will take place between Friday 8th May and Sunday 10th May 2020. Residents are encouraged to organise local celebrations to mark the anniversary.
If you are organising an event to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day, register the details with the Pageantmaster at: https://www.veday75.org/register/