A SPECIAL event to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day is set to take place in Ringwood.

Members of the Ringwood Events Team were approached by the Royal British Legion with a request that the town council organises an event for Friday, May 8.

It is planned to hold a street party in the Market Place, with a big screen to televise events through the day, military vehicle displays and food and drink concessions.

Members of Ringwood Town Council's recreation, leisure and open spaces committee agreed to celebrate VE Day and to create a working party. This panel would consist of the town council’s event co-ordinator, members of Ringwood Events Team and other people interested in organising the event.