Sawley will remember them - Covid restrictions

Sawley will remember them - Covid restrictions

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.

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.

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

Tags: Remembrance Day Parade and Service