20 March 2020

Bromsgrove's 'biggest ever street party' for 75th anniversary of VE Day postponed

THE STREET Party which was due to be held on May 10 for all the town to come together to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day has been postponed until next year.

The event was being organised by Jules Evans in conjunction with the town’s Royal British Legion and £17,000 worth of funding was already in place to hold ‘the biggest street party Bromsgrove had ever seen’.

The fuinding is all safe for next year and all suppliers have agreed to freeze their prices.

But, after the advice about large gatherings on Monday and meetings between the organisers and the council, the decision was taken to put it off until May 9, 2021.

Jules said whilst it was disappointing the most important thing was people’s health and wellbeing, especially the elderly and vulnerable which included veterans.

“I would like to thank everyone for the huge amount of support we have received over the past few months.

“Unfortunately I think this situation will get worse before it gets better so it is important we all stay safe.

“As a community we can get through this and we will look forward to our VE Day Street Party next May.”