In Le Havre and in the agglomeration, vow ceremonies at all costs

Despite the expenses to which they are subjected, the municipalities resume, after two years of pandemic, with the conduct of their vows ceremonies. A privileged moment to create links, even if it means reinventing yourself as in Saint-Jouin-Bruneval.

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Coffee, chocolate and pastries to start, petit fours and crémant (in moderation) to finish but no speeches! To Saint-Jouin-Brunevalthe 2023 vows ceremony will be a bit special this year. “It’s a bet, it’s the unknown”, recognizes the mayor of this town of 1,900 inhabitants, François Auber.

He will issue invitations to his constituents to come on Saturday January 14, 2023, market day, to join him with the municipal team, under the all-purpose hall of the square, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for an unprecedented vows ceremony. It will revolve around three large spaces. Construction sites ; the 10 years of the media library and its next ten years, the way in which it is called upon to evolve, then a third part on communication and the presentation of Illiwap appnot yet used enough by his fellow citizens, according to François Auber.

More proximity

As to the question of the very cost of his vows, “the question arose, but it was above all that of the availability of a building to organize it that prevailed”. The municipal team has therefore redesigned this ceremony by opting for greater proximity with its fellow citizens. “It was important to meet again after two years of a pandemic. »

This is also the feeling of Antony Guéroult. The mayor of Saint-Aubin-Routot maintained the ceremony this year, especially since it had not taken place for two years. “It’s a need to come together, to see people. Some of my constituents have not yet had the opportunity to meet me since my election (in June 2020). »

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Pay attention to the budget

He therefore invited the inhabitants of the town, Tuesday, January 10 at 8 p.m. The cost of the ceremony will not impact the municipal budget. “It only represents a few hundred euros thanks to the help of the bakery. It will be a classic ceremony. We invited the representatives of the penitentiary centre, those of the gendarmerie and the elected officials of the neighboring municipalities… We have to be careful with our budget with the works of the school and our energy bill multiplied by five. »

No cocktail dinner in Le Havre

To the harbor, it is not a ceremony of wishes, but three which are organized by the City in this month of January. Personalities and institutions, associations and merchants are invited. “They are an opportunity to create a link between all the actors who make the city dynamic”, considers the City of Le Havre, which does not communicate on the financial cost of the ceremonies it organizes, but admits “to reconnect with this tradition, after two years of cancellation due to the Covid-19 pandemic, while re-examining the format so that it is compatible with the context of budgetary sobriety. It is for this reason, for example, that a cocktail reception will no longer be served on this occasion… Several services are carried out in municipal management and shared between each ceremony. »

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In Le Havre and in the agglomeration, vow ceremonies at all costs