COUPLES celebrating special anniversaries in the borough are being given a golden opportunity to mark the occasion at a reception with the borough’s Mayor.

Councillor Dan Putty is holding the event at 3pm on March 11, for married couples whose golden or diamond anniversary falls during his term of office, between May 9, 2013 and May 29, 2014.

The annual event for couples living in the borough aims to make their anniversary celebrations even more memorable, and the Mayor is appealing to all eligible couples to get in touch to ensure they receive an invitation.

Cllr Putty said: “Golden and diamond anniversaries are very special milestones, and it is an honour and privilege to be able to join in the celebrations with so many couples from around the borough.

“I am looking forward to hosting this event and I’d appeal to family members and friends of golden and diamond couples to get in touch so we can ensure they don’t miss out on this celebration.”

For more information, contact Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council on 01256 844844 and leave your contact details.