29th October 2020

Staying Safe this Remembrance Sunday

In line with government COVID-19 guidance, and other national Remembrance Sunday events, this year Remembrance Sunday will be scaled back to a non-public event in Westbury Garden.

While respecting the occasion, the intent is to conduct an event as low key as possible to afford the wreath layers a proper Act of Remembrance within a COVID secure environment.
Therefore, wreaths will be laid by community organisations over allocated time slots and observing strict social distancing rules and members of the public are requested not to attend, and to follow the advice given by the Royal British Legion:

“We are encouraging people across the nations to ensure Remembrance Sunday is still marked appropriately by taking part in remote and socially distanced Remembrance activity, whether that be watching the service on television or pausing for the two minute silence.”

Mayor of Bradford on Avon, Cllr Simon McNeill-Ritchie reiterated:

“I know that many residents will be keen to pay their respects on Remembrance Sunday. Sadly, again because of the current pandemic, the Royal British Legion and the Town Council have to ask you not to attend the ceremony in Westbury Garden this year, to allow representatives of our community organisations to lay their wreathes safely.

However, we invite you to mark the occasion in a similar fashion as we have done for our NHS, by observing the two-minute silence at home and on your doorsteps. Thank you.”

If you would like to donate to the Royal British Legion visit their website: https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-involved/ways-to-give/donate



Those who do not have internet banking can donate by cheque as follows:

Make payable to: The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal

Post to: Poppy Appeal Organsier TEE01 

148 Upper Westwood

Bradford on Avon

BA15 2DE