Berwick’s 900th birthday is just over a year away and the group organising the town’s year-long celebrations is keen to involve as many people as possible.
The public meeting to launch Berwick 900 has been rescheduled from October 25 to Wednesday, November 6 in the town hall at 6.30pm.
“We’re hoping the midweek date will be more convenient, so that as many people as possible can come along,” said Derek Sharman, who chairs the organising committee.
“In 2015 Berwick is going to tell – and celebrate – its 900-year story. It’s a celebration for everyone who lives in and around Berwick, so we’re aiming to engage as many organisations and individuals as we can.
“We’re putting together a framework of events, but at this stage nothing is set in stone.
“The purpose of the meeting is to get people thinking about how they can be part of it. And we want to encourage local organisations to build Berwick 900 into their plans for 2015.”
Berwick 900 is an opportunity to have fun and to take pride in our town, added committee member Joe Lang.
“And it also has a commercial and economic purpose. We want to attract visitors to the town – not only in 2015, but longer term, by raising awareness of Berwick’s history and heritage throughout the UK and internationally.”
The meeting will suggest how organisations, businesses and individuals can help make Berwick 900 a success.
“We want to celebrate every aspect of the town’s life and history,” said Derek. “It’s going to take a huge number of people to make it happen, and we’ll need a huge number of skills.