Beverley Town Council will be hosting a Great Get Together later this month.
The Great Get Together is inspired by Jo Cox, who was killed on 16 June 2016. It is an incentive launched by her family and as a result, hundreds of organisations now support it.
This will be the third year that Beverley Town Council have staged the event and the Mayor says all residents are invited.
Mayor of Beverley, Duncan Jack hopes that local families will come out to support and also enjoy the event.
Speaking ahead of the event, Cllr Jack said;
“We’re inviting residents and visitors to get together within their community to share food and celebrate all that we hold in common.”
“The Pop-up Picnic venue will be in Coronation Gardens in North Bar Within. We are encouraging families to come out and also enjoy this community day.”
“There will be lots of musical and family entertainment, dance and storytelling on offer. So pack up your picnic and come down and enjoy the day.”
The Great Get Together Aims To Bring Communities Together
Cllr David Boynton said;
“As a newly elected member to Beverley Town Council, I am looking forward to attending what will our first event. It should be a good day for all the family. I also feel the event is important as its key aim is to bring communities together, something I feel passionately about as a local councillor.”
Cllr Denis Healy says he hopes people will attend and celebrate the best of humanity, he said;
“Beverley has always been part of the national Great Get Together since it began following the dreadful assassination of Jo Cox in 2016.”
“Sometimes we can feel overwhelmed by the divisions in our country and the bad news we see about crime and violence.”
“That’s why it’s really important to remind ourselves of Jo’s first speech to Parliament. She said that our communities have far more in common than the things that divide us.”
“Our community in Beverley is essentially a place of human kindness, where people see the best in one another and look out for each other.”
“Let’s celebrate the best of humanity with a summer celebration of community in the heart of our glorious and ancient town.”
“The things that unite us are well worth celebrating.”
Beverley Town Council says it is a chance for them to bring residents and visitors to the town together.
Beverley’s Great Get Together will take place on Saturday 22 June from 11AM to 4PM. It will be held at Coronation Gardens, North Bar Within.
It will take on an Alice in Wonderland, Mad Hatters Pop up Picnic Tea and Folk Dance Party. Entertainment of the day will feature dancers, storytelling and also live music.