Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn Town Council Weekly Update
Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday
Many gathered on Friday 11 November including many children from local schools to remember those that had fallen. Town Councillors joined the two minute silence and service at the cenotaph in Newtown.
The crowds gathered to join the parade on Sunday morning Newtown took time to remember the fallen from two World Wars and others from more recent conflicts on Sunday 13 November. The Mayor, Cllr. Richard Edwards led the wreath laying and the traditional two minutes silence at the cenotaph.
Mayor Cllr. Richard Edwards said “I’m sure many people here today are remembering family and friends involved in conflicts of the past and are also thinking of those serving in the Armed Forces today. And it’s good to see that even 100 years after the First World War Newtown is still coming together as a community to remember those who fought for our freedom.
And this year I find myself thinking of those other casualties of war, the civilians. Those who have maybe lost their homes, their workplace or their school.
And so I hope that even though we sometimes feel threatened we can reach out the hand of friendship to the refugees of conflicts of this century just as we did to the refugees of the last century.”
Christmas Lights Details and Infrastructure works
Kicking Off Christmas
Newtown's Christmas Lights will be switched on by Santa with Newtown's Mayor and Carnival Queen at 7:00pm Friday 25th November on The Bear Lanes Balcony. The host for the evening will be DJ Tony Rowley.
The evening will start at 5:00pm on the stage in High Street, with performances from Maesyrhandir School Band, NYP Theatre Group and Adiict Dance. At 6:30pm Santa's Float will lead the procession from the Town Hall Gates via Back Lane and Broad Street to Bear Lanes. Newtown Silver Band will accompany Carol singing around the Christmas tree before the lights switch on at 7:00pm. The evening's entertainment will continue in High Street until 9:00pm with The Smile and a special Fireshow from ZU Aerial.
There will be Produce Stalls in High Street and Charity Stalls in Bear Lanes. For more information and stall booking forms, please call at the Council Offices, contact Zak Howard on 01686 625544 or email email@example.com
Santa's Grotto will be in Glanhafren Hall from 11:00am to 2:00pm on Saturdays 26th November, 10th and 17th December.
A firework show will end the Winter Festival at 12 midnight on 1st January 2017.
This year the Town Council have invested heavily on the Christmas lights infrastructure to make sure the lights are connected to a safe and reliable source of power. The work carried about by Red Flame Electrical and SP Networks was completed at the beginning of November. This means that the Christmas lights should come on when the countdown reaches zero!
The Town Council are discussing the option of improving the Christmas Lights at the meeting of the Economy and Environment Committee on Monday 14 November
Photograph: Friday Service – Newtown.
Caption: Town Councillors join the Armistice Day service.