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Remembrance Sunday plea to stay at home

Newbury Town Council has issued a reminder and plea to residents to 'Remember from Home' on Sunday instead of marking in traditional ways this Remembrance Sunday.

The push for residents to stay at home follows the new Government restrictions announced on Saturday.


A small, restricted service and wreath laying at the War Memorial will be taking place for distinguished guests in a controlled environment. The areas in use on the day will be cordoned off and the public are being encouraged to ‘Remember from Home’ by watching a video live stream or by tuning into a live radio broadcast of the reduced service.


A wreath will be laid by the Mayor of Newbury on behalf of all the residents of the town. Organisations and individuals are encouraged to pay their respects safely in their own time and are encouraged to lay poppies, crosses, and wreaths at the War Memorial at any time during Remembrance Week in a socially distanced, safe manner.


The Mayor of Newbury, Elizabeth O’Keeffe said: “We at Newbury Town Council are saddened that we are unable to commemorate Remembrance Day in the usual way this year, when we gather in solidarity to acknowledge the sacrifice of so many down the years. I am pleased that we can lead a smaller event and hope that all of you who would normally attend, will follow the live streaming or live broadcast from your homes. I encourage you do so in order to protect all in our community, reflecting the solidarity that was shown by those we remember today.”


The video live stream can be accessed via link below:

www.newbury.gov.uk

www.facebook.com/NewburyTC

The live radio broadcast can be accessed by tuning into station 106.7 or via the link below:

www.kennetradio.com



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