Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Gurkha Parade has been cancelled.
With regards to future events, these will be considered alongside Government advice and guidance nearer the time.
Brecon Town Council hosts an annual event whereby the Gurkha Wing (Mandalay) exercises its right under an Honorary Citizenship to parade through the Town.
This is a colourful and memorable occasion and everyone is welcome to attend the parade and watch the cultural performances that follow.
On Sunday, 9th June 2019 the Annual Gurkha Parade took place on the Bulwark and was followed by a celebration of the Twinning of Brecon and Dhampus took place in February 2019.
A wreath laying ceremony at 11am, at St Mary’s Church, followed by a service at the Cathedral is planned for Remembrance Sunday, though on a smaller scale due to COVID-19.
Attendance at the Cathedral is by invite only due to restricted numbers. However, the Service can be accessed via a live streaming on Brecon Cathedral’s Facebook page.
If you are attending the ceremony at the Cenotaph, please respect social distancing, and wear a face covering if you are able.
Best of Brecon awards
Brecon Town Council held its first Best of Brecon Awards virtually on 7th June 2021. The awards were organised in partnership with the Brecon and Radnor Express and Brecon’s Volunteer Bureau, and celebrate the work of volunteers and community groups in Brecon. Nominations were received for awards in seven special categories:
• Young volunteer award
• Volunteer of the year award
• Award for voluntary group or team of the year
• Personal achievement award
• Trustee award
• Community business award
• Mayor’s award for outstanding contribution
The winners were presented with bespoke awards designed by Gate Gallery & Glassworks in Brecon. Brecon Town Council plans to make the Best of Brecon Awards an annual event as part of its Volunteers Week celebrations
Brecon with Bells On 2021
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