Further to our last email, circumstances have changed, and we are back in lockdown. As a result, the Remembrance Service has had to change.
There will be a short Act of Remembrance at 10.50 a.m on Sunday 8th November at the war memorial on the green, focused on wreath laying and subject to the following guidelines.
The guidance is that members of the public are legally permitted to stop and watch the event as spectators, however, as a Parish we strongly encourage you to observe the 2-minute silence on your doorstep and then pay your respects at the war memorial at an appropriate time if you so wish. A short order of service with prayers and Bible readings, as well as the traditional words used at Remembrance can be found on the Service page of this web site.
Where members of the public do attend, you must only attend the event with your own household or those in your support bubble. Children under school age, as well as those dependent on round-the-clock care, such as those with severe disabilities may attend with their parents or carers. Social distancing rules at all times.
Those legally permitted to attend are the following:
• people attending as part of their work (such as local councillors, local faith leaders, the local MP)
• people attending in a voluntary capacity on behalf of a recognised organisation
• members of the armed forces
• veterans of the armed forces, and/or their representatives or carers.
Anyone who is displaying Covid-19 symptoms or has anyone in their household displaying symptoms or is self-isolating must not attend.
DO YOU NEED A POPPY?
A message from Max & Amanda Belbin:
Due to Covid restrictions, we have been unable to sell poppies house to house this year. Amanda and I will be by the war memorial on the village green between 10.00am – 12.00pm on Saturday 7th November 2020. We will have available poppies, lapel pins, bracelets and wreaths for those who would like one and to make a donation to the Royal British Legion.
Thank you for your understanding and support.