Council marks 75th Anniversary

North Petherton Town Council has agreed to plant a tree and provide a bench in each of the villages in its area to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Allies’ victory in the Second World War.

Town Mayor, Cllr Alan Bradford, who proposed the initiative, was determined that this important event should not go unmarked. “Our plans to celebrate VE day in May were thwarted by the virus crisis and the continuing threat of covid has meant that we could not do anything for VJ day either. However we must not let this historical landmark go unnoticed. There won’t be a Civic Service this year, again because of the pandemic, so we have agreed for part of that budget to be used to provide lasting reminders of the sacrifices and achievements of that remarkable generation”
The location of the memorial benches and the types of trees have been decided in consultation with local people in North Petherton, North Newton, Moorland, Wilstock and Stockmoor.