Sawley plans to remember 2020

Sawley plans to remember 2020

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.

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

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

Tags: Remembrance Day Parade and Service