I trust you are keeping well and enjoying some family time or a relaxing break during the summer holidays, whether away or a staycation?
With the relaxation COVID restrictions, I am delighted to now have the opportunity to be out and about meeting the amazing people and organisations in our beautiful borough. I hope you do not mind be sharing a few highlights with you.
Abbey Court Care Home in Popley organised a Commemorative VE/VJ themed afternoon tea for their residents. I joined in the sing song with the residents, signing World War II songs, and planted an Olive Tree in the garden. A wonderful afternoon filled with reminiscence and reflection. The volunteers and staff were extremely impressive.
It was a great honour and privilege to be invited to start the first Basingstoke parkrun in War Memorial Park since lockdown commenced. Hugo and I were delighted to meet so many runners, joggers, walkers and volunteers having fun – an amazing community atmosphere was felt all around the park.
It was a real joy to visit an ocean of clam at Mencap Basingstoke Summer Plant Sale at Elizabeth Road Allotments. They sell delicious looking vegetables and beautiful plants once a month – well worth visiting and supporting them.
Friendships on World Friendship Day were celebrated with stunning music, devotions and dancing during South Asian Heritage Month at Carnival Hall. An extremely magical, vibrant and happy afternoon. Hugo and I were extremely proud to have received friendship bracelets.
I look forward to welcoming you at the forthcoming Civic Events.
Cllr Onnalee Cubitt
The Mayor of Basingstoke and Deane (2021/22)
Mayor’s Civic Sunday Service 2021
Community spirit will be celebrated at this year’s Civic Sunday Service, usually held after Mayor-Making it was postponed to allow a greater attendance.
For more information visit: https://www.basingstoke.gov.uk/civic-sunday
Basingstoke Variety Show 2021
The Basingstoke Variety Show returns to entertain at The Anvil, showcasing some of the best talent from across the borough, including soloists, schools and groups. Featuring the Variety Show’s own live house band, the show will include music, dance and theatre in a programme that will appeal to all. With a cast of local performers in a ‘one night only’ show, this is an opportunity to support our community, after the pandemic brought the curtain down on the event last year.
Tickets : Adults £18, senior citizens and under 16s £13 (all prices include a £3 booking fee)
Telephone 01256 844244
For more information visit: https://www.basingstoke.gov.uk/basingstokevarietyshow
Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday 2021
Thursday 11 November 2021 at 11am
The War Memorial, Civic Campus, Basingstoke
Members of the public are invited to join the Mayor for a short service at Basingstoke’s War Memorial to mark Armistice Day. Cllr Onnalee Cubitt will lay a wreath to honour the sacrifice of the Armed Forces, veterans of both world wars and other conflicts.
Sunday 14 November 2021 at 11am
The War Memorial, Civic Campus, Basingstoke
The Mayor will lead the Remembrance Sunday service on at Basingstoke’s War Memorial. Borough residents are welcome to attend the service which will feature wreath-laying and a parade march before and afterwards. There will be a temporary road closure to allow the parade to march safely across New Street and the traffic will also be stopped in London Road at 11am for the two minutes’ silence.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning
We will remember them
For more information visit: https://www.basingstoke.gov.uk/remembrance-sunday-service
Mayor’s Carol Service 2021
Join the Mayor of Basingstoke and Deane for the return of the popular carol service. Mayor Cllr Onnalee Cubitt is looking forward to welcoming residents back to the free event at St Michael’s Church in Church Square, subject to any further government restrictions.
Look out for more details the Mayor’s pages: https://www.basingstoke.gov.uk/carolservice
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