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Mark VE Day 75 from home on the bank holiday weekend 8 - 10 May 2020

Victory in Europe (VE) day marks the end of fighting in Europe in WW2 on 8 May 1945. Community celebrations over the bank holiday weekend 8 - 10 May have been cancelled or postponed to keep people safe. Mark the 75th Anniversary of VE day while you stay at home with these commemorative events and activities.

Watch Hampshire County Council's VE day commemorations: A specially prepared film will be available to watch online to mark the 75th anniversary of VE day. Full details will be published at the beginning of May at

Great British Bunting: BBC Local Radio's Make a Difference project is encouraging you to mark the occasion by making your own special VE Day 'Great British Bunting' to display in your windows.  Details at the BBC's website

At NFDC we would love to see pictures of your bunting, especially if you make it out of your recycling. Please send any pictures to us on facebook or twitter, or email

Hold your own 1940s style tea party at home.

Get details, recipes, games and activities at

8th May - National commemorative events

11am - 2 minutes silence for a national moment of remembrance

2.45pm - Commemorative programme on BBC One

3pm - Nation's Toast to the Heroes of WW2
From the safety of your home, you are invited to stand up and raise a glass, toasting "To those who gave so much, we thank you."
Our Chairman Cllr Allan Glass, will raise a glass with you all, from his home.

8pm - Commemorative programme on BBC One.

9pm - Her Majesty The Queen will send a message to the nation on BBC One, at 9pm, the same time her father, King George VI, gave a radio address in 1945. 
Followed by a national singalong of Dame Vera Lynn's 'We'll Meet Again'.
Open your doors and join in with this national moment of celebration. 

See for full details of official government plans and resources.

Stay Safe, Stay at Home.
Please do not to travel or hold any gatherings that go against the stay home rules. Everyone must stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives. .

The best way for everyone to protect themselves and others from illness is to stay at home.  We remind all visitors and second home-owners to please not travel to visit the New Forest. And if you are leaving your home for exercise once a day, please stay local and use open spaces near to your home.

Waste collections 8 May bank holiday

We will be collecting your waste and recycling, including glass and garden waste, as usual on the bank holiday on Friday 8 May. 

Please continue to follow guidance at

Updated: 30 Apr 2020
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