Ukrainian Independence Day to be marked in North Northamptonshire


16 August 2023

Ukraine flag alongside the Union Jack

Ukrainian families and their hosts in North Northamptonshire are being encouraged to join the nation in commemorating Ukrainian Independence Day on Thursday August 24, when 32 years ago, in 1991, Ukraine declared independence from the Soviet Union.

The Ukrainian flag will be flown at various locations during the week and Ukrainian families will be invited to the council’s Active Families Fun Days to help celebrate.

It is great to see the people of North Northamptonshire have welcomed Ukrainian families into their homes and communities, and that we are able to come together to commemorate Ukrainian Independence Day.

I am sure the events that we are hosting will make a difference and help the families joining us settle further into life in North Northamptonshire. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who is making the events possible and those partners who have supported throughout.
Cllr Helen Harrison, the council’s Executive Member for Adults, Health and Wellbeing
The stories and scenes we have all seen in Ukraine have shocked and horrified us and we continue to stand with those affected. I am so pleased that we are able to come together and support the Ukrainians who have arrived in North Northamptonshire at what must be extremely difficult time.Cllr Jason Smithers, Leader of the Council

Through the Homes for Ukraine resettlement scheme, North Northamptonshire Council have supported the arrival of more than 600 Ukrainian guests and continue to be grateful for the support and welcome provided by our residents and communities across North Northamptonshire.

For more information on the resettlement scheme and how you can help, please visit our designated Ukraine web pages.