Deputy Leader – Minutes – VE Day Celebrations – 21 January 2020
7 COMMUNITY GRANT FUND – VE DAY CELEBRATIONS 2020 – The Director: Adults and Community Wellbeing submitted a report seeking approval a scheme of support for communities to commemorate Victory in Europe (VE) Day 2020, and the allocation of funding to support the celebrations.
VE Day was the public holiday celebrated on 8 May 1945 to mark the date when the World War II Allies accepted the unconditional surrender of the armed forces of Nazi Germany.
Normally the early May bank holiday fell on the first Monday of May. In June 2019 the Government announced the early May bank holiday in 2020 would be changed to Friday 8 May to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day.
Friday 8 May 2020 had been designated as a Bank Holiday to enable town and parish councils, along with individuals and voluntary organisations, to join in the VE Day 75 celebrations.
The initiatives requesting support are likely to range from small community events to large celebrations. The community grant fund had in the past supported communities to celebrate these type of events.
Resolved – (a) That the scheme of support for communities to commemorate Victory in Europe (VE) Day 2020, as appended to the report, be approved, and (b) that the allocation of £14,000 of Community Grant revenue funding to support the VE Day celebrations be approved.