Due to the Government coronavirus restrictions the Weston-super-Mare Service of Remembrance will take the following format for 2020.

The Service will be held at the War Memorial in Grove Park and led by the Royal British Legion Padre. It will consist of the Last Post, a 2-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-super-Mare, Lord Lieutenant, MP, and Royal British Legion Weston-super-Mare 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 8th November and be recorded. It will be broadcasted via the town Council’s Facebook and YouTube accounts on Sunday 8th November at 11 a.m.

Individuals and representatives of organisations can lay wreaths at the War Memorial at any time on Sunday 8th November. 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, 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 the 8th November 2020 and Remember them from Home.”

Please refer any enquiries about this year’s Remembrance Service to the Mayor’s Office at Grove House on 01934 632567 or email chris.millard@wsm-tc.gov.uk