Council Chairman to help commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day

24 January 2020

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- Council Chairman's weekly engagements- 

To help commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day, Nottinghamshire County Council Chairman, Councillor Kevin Rostance, will be attending two special events in the county.

On Monday  27 January, Councillor Kevin Rostance will be at County Hall and then at the Council House, Old Market Square (3pm) to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz as well as the 25th anniversary of the events in Bosnia.

Nottinghamshire County Council, in conjunction with Unison and the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust will be running an all-day event at County Hall, including displays, guest speakers and a candle-lighting memorial ceremony.

Councillor Rostance said,

“Holocaust Memorial Day will be a time to reflect and remember those who suffered as a result of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides around the world”

On Tuesday 28 January,  the Chairman will be hosting  a County Hall visit from pupils from the Blyth and Harworth area, who are members of their school councils. The young people will be finding out more about how the democratic process works at local councils. 

Councillor Rostance commented,

“It is always a pleasure to speak to young people about how councils and democracy works. Visits such as these will hopefully help inspire the next generation of politicians.”

Then on Wednesday 29 January,  the Chairman will attend a Citizenship Ceremony at Bridgford Hall welcoming new British citizens into the country.

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