Remembrance Sunday 2020 - What events are taking place this year?
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Due to the Government coronavirus restrictions the Weston service of remembrance will take place differently this year.
The service will be held at the War Memorial in Grove Park on November 8 and led by the Royal British Legion Padre.
It will consist of the Last Post, a two-minute silence, prayers and the playing of the national anthem.
There will be no parade from the High Street and no march-off.
Wreaths will be laid by the Mayor on behalf of the people of Weston, the Lord Lieutenant, MP John Penrose, and Royal British Legion’s Weston Branch.
Due to the coronavirus restrictions, the service is not open to any other individuals, organisations or members of the public.
The service will be held on a date before November 9 and be recorded.
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It will be broadcasted via Weston Town Council’s Facebook and YouTube accounts on November 8 at 11am.
Individuals and representatives of organisations can lay wreaths at the War Memorial at any time on November 8.
A field of remembrance will be opened adjacent to the War Memorial, for the planting of crosses.
Wreaths can be ordered from the Royal British Legion on 07581 731307. The Mayor of Weston, councillor Mark Canniford, said “The priority has been public safety during the planning of the 2020 service of Remembrance.
“Sadly, during the coronavirus outbreak, we have had to alter our traditional service, but understand the need for our community to remember those who have fought and died for our country.
“Please stay safe and watch our recording on November 8 and remember them from home.”
Elsewhere in the Mercury patch, a Remembrance Day Sunday service in Worle High Street on November 8 has been cancelled due to the current coronavirus restrictions.
In Congresbury, a special Remembrance window display will be on show in Congars Café, in Broad Street.
The café is asking youngsters to bring in their own homemade poppies or there will be colouring sheets at the café to fill in for the display.