COUPLES celebrating their golden or diamond wedding anniversary this year are being invited to a special lunch with the mayor of Basingstoke and Deane.

The event held on Monday 11 and Tuesday, 12 February is for all married couples whose golden or diamond anniversary falls between Thursday, 10 May 2018 and Thursday, 9 May 2019.

The anniversary reception will be held at Basingstoke College of Technology at 3pm on both days.

Mayor, councillor Seán Keating and mayoress Gwen Keating will greet guests to the free event and make sure they have a memorable celebration.

Cllr Keating said: "Golden and diamond anniversaries are very special milestones and it is an honour and a privilege to celebrate with couples from around the borough.

“If you, or anyone you know, will be celebrating their golden or diamond anniversary then please let us know so we can make sure they don’t miss out on this event.”

Eligible couples are asked to get in touch by Thursday, 31 January to ensure they receive an invitation.

To apply for an invitation, please contact the mayoral events coordinator Zoe McLaren on 01256 845591 or email

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