Broxbourne Council has announced that 2018 will be a special Year of Community with the aim of bringing all people together as one.
Councillor Paul Seeby, Cabinet Member for Planning and Community Development, proposed the motion at a Full Council meeting on Tuesday 25 July. Fellow Councillors supported the theme in the vote that followed.
Community and faith leaders in the borough will be invited to the Council’s chamber, in Bishop’s College, Cheshunt, during Inter Faith Week (12-19 November) to share ideas for events and how residents can support the special year.
Councillor Seeby said: “Following on from the Year of the Environment, which celebrates all that is good in our area and maintaining it, this next year is where we as a community will come to the fore.
“We need positive action to make a difference because ‘we are Broxbourne’. With this in mind, representatives of our community will come together to see how they can best support and contribute ideas for the year.
“It will be a year that reflects our Borough’s motto, ‘one heart, one way’.”
The special year comes after a series of themed years that have celebrated different aspects of Broxbourne. Heritage was the focus in 2015 and in 2016 talented performers and groups showed off the depth of culture in the area.
The announcement of next year’s theme comes soon after the success of a Celebrating Our Community event in Waltham Cross on 16 July. It saw a carnival march the town’s main streets with a steel band accompaniment.
This year is the borough’s Year of the Environment. For information on events and initiatives, residents can visit https://www.broxbourne.gov.uk/resident-community-and-living/2017-year-en...