Thursday, March 26, 2020
BRIGG GRANT EARMARKED FOR VETERANS' WW2 EVENT
Brigg Town Council has earmarked a £250 grant to support an event planned in the town on Friday, May 8 to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of World War Two in Europe.
But if it cannot go ahead on this date because of the Coronavirus emergency, the donation will still be made if the VE Day event takes place later in the year.
One suggestion is it might instead be held in August - Japan having surrendered in the Far East during that month in 1945, ending the war.
In its application submitted to the Town Council before the Coronavirus restrictions were put in place, Brigg & District Veterans' Group outlined plans for a street party with entertainment in the Market Place, refreshments and then vintage music at the nearby Woolpack "into the evening."
The owner of a vintage bus has offered its use free of charge to transport senior citizens to the event, the Town Council has been told.
A similar application was submitted by the veterans' group to North Lincolnshire Council for a grant from its funding pot allocated specially for VE Day-related events.