Boston Borough Council is gearing up for a VE-ry special day of celebrations to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of war in Europe – VE Day – Friday (8 May).

Although public parades, parties and picnics have been cancelled, we in Boston are still looking forward to a good old knees-up – in the comfort of our own homes.

We’d love everyone to join in by decorating their gardens and houses in red, white and blue and taking part in a borough-wide stay-at-home party.

The Biz Boston will be putting on singing performances throughout the day, and a Boston Jives will show us their virtual moves so we can dance on the decking or pirouette on the patio.

If you are stuck for food inspiration, look out for our themed buffet ideas and put on a ‘street’ party for members of your household.

We’ll also be sharing craft ideas so you can get creative. Why not start by making the @GreatBritishBunting with our friends at BBC Radio Lincolnshire?

At 3pm, we’ll be joining the nation in a toast, so would ask you to raise a glass in commemoration of VE Day.

To round off the day, the Queen will address the Nation and we invite you all to join the Royal British Legion sing-along at 9pm of Dame Vera Lynn’s We’ll Meet Again.

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Cllr David Brown, portfolio holder for tourism, arts, culture and heritage, said: “We may be in lockdown, but we can still celebrate this important anniversary and commemorate those who gave their lives.

“We can’t be together, but I know that won’t stop our communities putting the flags out and making the day special.”