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.
Details to follow as soon as possible
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
Brecon Town Council has considered options for this year’s “Brecon with Bells On”, the day long celebratory event involving the Brecon community which culminates with the switching on of the Christmas lights in town.
Unfortunately, due to Covid restrictions last year, the event had to be undertaken via a virtual event online.
Brecon Town Council’s “Brecon with Bells On” Working Group are continuing to discuss arrangements for this year’s event and erring on the side of caution by considering the latest Welsh Government advice for events, and the restrictions that will and will not remain in place with conditions allowing a move to Alert Level 0 from 7 August 2021.
For 2021, as with some other local events such as this year’s Jazz Festival, it is hoped to hold a hybrid event, with an online celebration and also a number of smaller scale events and activities around and about Brecon.
At the moment, Powys County Council are not able to give any assurance about whether road closures will be approved for events and do not presently have authority to issue road closure orders for events. After careful consideration, Brecon Town Council have reluctantly concluded that “Brecon with Bells On” cannot safely proceed in its usual format in 2021, and instead has proposed that alternative smaller events will take place, which are considered manageable in accordance with the guidance, subject to any subsequent regulation changes being forthcoming.
Further information on these events will be available in due course and anyone wishing to help participate or volunteer with this year’s events are encourage to contact: email@example.com
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