Armed forces day to become annual town event

PUBLISHED: 11:00 23 August 2012 | UPDATED: 13:50 23 August 2012

Bethany and Josh meets a soldier.

Bethany and Josh meets a soldier.


WESTON’S Armed Forces Day event is set to become an annual fixture on the town’s calendar.

Weston Town Council’s policy and finance committee agreed on Monday that the event – which was held in various locations around the town in June – should become a permanent occasion.

Event organiser and town councillor Phil Judd told the committee it would help him attract more displays and contributors if the event was scheduled annually.

He said: “We have to get the wheels in motion very, very early – things like the fly-pasts are booked 15 months or event two years in advance.”

Councillors supported his motion, and the event is now set to return to the resort next year.

This year’s event raised a surplus of funds, and that will be put towards 2013’s event.

Cllr Judd said the Winter Gardens had already been booked to replace the Royal Hotel as the venue for next year’s drumhead service.

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