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NALC backs new democracy campaign
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) is supporting the 800th anniversary sealing of Magna Carta on 15 June 2015. NALC is asking local (parish and town) councils, communities and people to take a moment to celebrate, debate and reflect on those rights which we can often take for granted, but which people throughout history have campaigned to make happen or fought to preserve.
Communities including local councils across the UK are being encouraged to organise or attend a local event, to create a simultaneous celebration of their freedoms and rights. There will be a national peal of bells at 3pm after which we will ask the public to take a simultaneous cup of tea. Whether it's an afternoon tea for a few friends at home, a history talk or walk, a street party, a parade, a trail around the local museum – a LiberTeas event can be anything that you want it to be. Participation is in no way restricted to marking the Medieval Magna Carta moment – perhaps you have a local history that you'd rather celebrate or perhaps an issue which is very important locally?
The first 400 people to register an event will be offered two tickets to attend the national Magna Carta commemorations on 15 June 2015 at Runnymede Meadows.