Remembrance Sunday services return on 14th November 2021

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Remembrance Sunday services return on 14th November 2021

Post by Wirral Council News » Thu Nov 04, 2021 4:04 pm

Wirral residents are being invited to come together again this year and show their appreciation for all those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

Remembrance Sunday services will return to the borough on Sunday 14th November after the COVID-19 emergency led to local commemorations - and many others across the country - being cancelled or scaled back in 2020.

The Mayor of Wirral, Councillor George Davies, will join HM The Queen’s representative, The Lord-Lieutenant of Merseyside, along with representatives from the armed forces, veterans, cadets and the emergency services at The Cenotaph in Hamilton Square, Birkenhead for Wirral’s Civic Service at 10.55am. The Mayor will then move on to Thornton Hough to join their afternoon service.

Although the traditional service and parade will take place at the cenotaph, the current high rate of infection means that Birkenhead town hall will remain closed before, during and after the service to reduce the risk of transmitting the virus, which is known to be much higher in busy indoor spaces.

All those attending are being asked to take precautions to help keep themselves and others safe, including:


Continuing regular testing and taking a rapid LFD test in the 24 hours before the service
Not attending if feeling unwell and following the commemorations on TV or radio instead
Wearing a face covering
Socially distancing wherever possible
Sanitising hands regularly


The Mayor said:


“Like many other resident’s I was very disappointed that we could not stand side by side last year to remember the fallen and show our appreciation for their sacrifice.



“And while I am immensely honoured to be able to take part and lay a wreath on behalf of the people of Wirral this year, it is vital that we all do everything we can to make it as safe as possible – particularly as we have the privilege of welcoming so many veterans and older people to our Remembrance services.



“I would therefore urge all those attending to follow the guidance and, if anyone feels uneasy about joining large crowds, to consider following the national service live on TV and perhaps visiting one of our war memorials to pay their respects at a quieter time later in the day.”


 

Details of Remembrance services across Wirral are as follows:




Time
 Venue





10am

 


Bebington - Christ Church, Kings Road

Followed by a service at the Higher Bebington Royal British Legion at 12noon




10am for service

10.45am


Prenton - Short service at St. Stephen’s Church

Followed by War Memorial at Junction of Osmaston Road and Prenton Lane 



10.15am
Bromborough - St. Barnabas Church


10.15am
Bidston - St. Oswald’s Church


10.20am
Wallasey - The Parade will leave from outside the Egremont Ferry Pub for the service at the War Memorial, Magazines Promenade, New Brighton


10.45am
Heswall - St. Peter’s Church, Lower Village followed by wreath laying at The Cenotaph


10.30am for 10.45am
West Kirby - Grange Hill


10.35am for 10.55am 
Moreton - The Cenotaph, corner of Maryland Lane and Pasture Road


10.45am
Upton - War Memorial outside the public library


10.45am
Port Sunlight - War Memorial followed by a service at Christ Church


10.55am
Birkenhead - The Cenotaph, Hamilton Square


2.20pm for 2.40pm
Thornton Hough War Memorial




Read full article:- http://wirralview.com/news/remembrance- ... ember-2021

Published by Wirral Council News on Thu, 04 Nov 2021 www.wirral.gov.uk

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