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Press Release

23 February 2023

Westbury Manor Museum to be lit blue for Ukraine War Anniversary

Fareham Borough Council will be marking the one-year anniversary of the invasion of Ukraine by working with Hampshire Cultural Trust to light Westbury Manor Museum in blue on Friday 24 February.

Councillors at Fareham Borough Council have asked for Westbury Manor Museum, on West Street, to be lit blue to express solidarity with the Ukrainian people one year after the Russian invasion. Council staff will also be observing the national one-minute silence at 11am and local residents are encouraged to take part.

The Fareham and Gosport Homes for Ukraine group will also be holding an anniversary event on Saturday 25 February from 5:15pm at the Podium in the pedestrianised area of Fareham West Street. There will be music and the chance for residents to connect with the lighting of candles. 

Executive Leader of Fareham Borough Council, Cllr Seán Woodward, said: “I am deeply saddened that we are now marking the one-year anniversary of Russia’s brutal invasion of Ukraine. We offer this small gesture of solidarity with the people of Ukraine as we reflect on the last year, and I encourage residents to join us in a one-minute silence.”

You can find out how you can help support the people of Ukraine by going to the Fareham Borough Council website:


For further information contact:

Customer Enquiries

Tel: 01329 236100

Media Enquiries

The Communications Team
Tel: 01329 824310
Fax: 01329 550576

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