Residents in Broxtowe are being urged to honour the fallen from home, as part of Remembrance 2020.
The pandemic has impacted on event programmes around the world and this year’s Remembrance Services are no exception.
Broxtowe residents are being invited to join in ‘virtual’ Remembrance Sunday commemorations on 8 November.
“The annual Remembrance Sunday commemorations are a significant event in the Borough’s calendar, which allows us all the opportunity to pay tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country and it is important that we are still able to mark this important day” said Leader of Broxtowe Borough Council, Councillor Milan Radulovic.
“However, the Government has issued clear guidance about the numbers of people who are allowed to gather and we must follow this guidance when organising this year’s Remembrance events. It is with a heavy heart that we have had to make this decision but it is our duty to keep our community safe, including those who are at a higher risk from the virus.”
A national lockdown will start on Thursday 5th of November, which means:
- Remembrance parades cannot go ahead
- The number of people allowed to take part in wreath laying ceremonies is restricted to six people and will be part of private ceremonies.
- Residents are urged not to gather at war memorials at 11.00am and are asked to participate in the act of Remembrance from home.
Rest assured, measures in place to enable this to take place including:
- Live streaming the event for residents to take part from home or contact your local Town and Parish Council
- Those wishing to lay a wreath will be able to do so at different times throughout the weekend, provided that COVID-19 guidance is followed at all times.
Take part from home
We’re asking residents to take part in Remembrance at home, in these three ways:
- Watch our live streaming of the Beeston Remembrance ceremony at home – the Council will be live streaming the Remembrance wreath laying ceremony from 10.55am. View the Live Stream of Remembrance (from 10.55am 8th November) (Opens in a new window).
- Take part in the two-minute silence at your doorsteps – stand on your doorsteps to take part in the two-minute silence at 11.00am on 11 November. Take a photo and share your photos with us on Facebook and Twitter and using #BroxtoweRemembrance
- Take Part in the Legion’s 2020 Poppy Appeal online – you can get involved by downloading and colouring in a Remembrance Poppy to display in their window as a show of support. Visit www.britishlegion.org.uk (Opens in a new window)
Book of Remembrance
You can also leave a message on our online Remembrance reflection book to give thanks to all who served and died for our country and honour those veterans and actively serving members of the armed services.
For more information and FAQs visit www.broxtowe.gov.uk/remembrance2020