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    Harrington Bridge

  • Trent Lock

    Trent Lock

  • Presentation of Memorial Plaques to the Parish Council from Martin Wright.

    Presentation of Memorial Plaques to the Parish Council from Martin Wright.

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Sawley will remember them - Covid restrictions

Sawley will remember them - Covid restrictions

Posted: Wed, 07 Oct 2020 12:42 by Bethany Colegate

Sawley will remember them - it will be different this year, but still very respectful.

Unfortunately this year's Sawley's Act of remembrance service will have to be somewhat different to previous years to comply with Covid 19 restrictions.

Because of Covid-19 restrictions this year there will be no road closure, parade, singing or bugler.

The service will be held with the lowering of the flag at 10.55am on Sunday 8th November, followed by two minutes silence at 11am. More »

There will be a few words and a prayer.

The Chair of Sawley Parish Council will call upon a veteran to lay the first wreath, followed by community representatives and community groups. Individuals who have communicated with the clerk will then be invited to lay their tributes of remembrance.

The service will conclude.

We are restricted to having a maximum of 30 people attending the service around the memorial, but we are keen to allow individuals who wish to lay their tributes to do so for this reason if you are from a community group or an individual who wants to take part in the laying of a remembrance tribute please contact the Clerk to the Parish Council at:


We would also respectfully, remind residents that, because there are no road closures, we cannot be held responsible for your safety. Utmost care must be taken.

As the road is not being closed the Parish Council are respectfully recommending that public do not attend and show respect from their door steps at 11 o'clock.

At the conclusion of the memorial service ( when the flag is raised to full mast) we will be asking those assembled to applaud all NHS workers, Carers and key workers for their dedication & work over this difficult period.

Residents who are not at the service - are invited to join together on their door steps to show their respects by having their own two minutes silence at 11am then a round of applause at 11.10am, much like we did during lock down.

Hopefully next year we can join together to remember in our normal act of remembrance.

Thank you for your understanding.

Cllr Alan Chewings Chair Sawley Parish Council

Cllr John Hey-Heddle Chair Remembrance Working Party. » Less

Sawley plans to remember 2020

Sawley plans to remember 2020

Posted: Fri, 11 Sep 2020 13:30 by Bethany Colegate

Covid-19 might force us into acting differently - but it won't strop residents of Sawley from showing respect & remembrance on Remembrance Sunday.

Sawley's Act of Remembrance for all those who were killed or injured in the two World Wars and other conflicts will take place on Sunday 8th November.

Sadly this year's Remembrance Sunday will be much smaller and shorter in duration to comply with Covid-19 restrictions. More »

Once again the first wreath will be laid by a veteran, followed by representatives of organisations from Sawley.

The act of remembrance at the memorial will be restricted to a maximum of 30 people. The Parish Council wants to hear from local residents who have a connection with armed forces personnel who took part in any conflict in an attempt to include them in the gathering of 30 people.

Please contact the Clerk to the Council if you would like to attend the main service.

Beth Colgate,

07513 678753 clerk@sawleyparishcouncil.org.uk

Whilst the Parish Council can only allow 30 people maximum, to gather at the memorial, an area will be set aside around the flag pole and on the pavement opposite for anyone wishing to pay their personal acts of remembrance.

Again because of Covid-19 restrictions there cannot be any church service, parade, or singing.

The bugler will still play, but he will be aside from the memorial.

The Chair of Sawley Parish Council, Cllr Alan Chewings & the Chair of the Remembrance Working Group, John Hey-Heddle issued a joint statement which said: " we live in difficult times with Covid 19 restrictions, but we should also remember the difficulties and sadness of all past conflicts, on all sides. It's our duty to remember those who lost their lives, or who were injured.

Covid-19 might force us into acting differently - but it won't strop the residents of Sawley from showing respect & remembrance."

Anyone attending will be required to respect social distancing. Because there is no parade this year, there will be no road closure » Less

Cleaning up Sawley

Cleaning up Sawley

Posted: Fri, 11 Sep 2020 13:25 by Bethany Colegate

Well done to the group of Mess Collectors - who carry out regular community litter picks at Sawley.

Prior to their latest litter pick, the Chair & Vice Chair of Sawley Parish Council, Cllr Alan Chewings & Dave Doyle, presented the group with litter picking grabbers, bin bag rings and gloves in recognition for the work they do in the community. Jo Thompson received the equipment off the council and thanked members for their generous donation of equipment. More »

Local residents who are members of the Mess Collectors hold monthly litter picks throughout Sawley on the first Saturday every month » Less

Cllr Alan Chewings, Cllr Dave Doyle and Cllr John Hey Heddle, were pleased to received two commemorative plaques that have been donated to the Sawley community by local artist Mr Martin Wright. The Plaques will be installed on the War Memorial on Lock Lane in time for the VE Day Celebrations.