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How can councils support community events?

Councils across the country work to organise community events in their local area. This webpage highlights good practice work from councils organising events in their community and updates on the latest events for council officers to be aware of.

D-Day 80

This year marks the 80th Anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, France, which took place on 6 June 1944. The ‘D-Day 80’ campaign has been created to enable councils and communities to commemorate the anniversary and pay tribute to the many thousands of people that sacrificed so much in helping secure the freedom of our country.

D-Day 80 has developed several ways councils can take part in this special occasion, including:

  • Beacons: Light a Beacon at 9.15pm on 6 June, as encouraged by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.
  • Lamp Light of Peace: This is a chance for those unable to light a beacon in their community to get involved by lighting a lamp at 9.15pm on 6 June.
  • Ringing out for peace: The D-Day 80 campaign is encouraging every Cathedral and Church throughout the UK, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man to ring their bells at 6.30pm on 6 June. Please get in touch with your local Churches inviting them to take part if you are interested.

You can find out more about how to take part in the D-Day Beacons ‘Get Involved’ guide.

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