Joint statement from Brackley Town Council and the Royal British Legion (Brackley)
As you all may be aware due to Covid-19 Regulations this year, it has not been possible for Brackley Town Council to organise a Remembrance Day Sunday Parade. These events take some time to arrange and the decision not to go ahead was made by Councillor's at the Finance and Policy Committee Meeting on the 21 September. This decision was not taken lightly but was in line with the then current regulations.
Late on the Tuesday 3 November, new regulations were issued by the Government which now permits a "scaled down" Remembrance event to take place.
At a meeting yesterday (4th November), in consultation with the RBL, BTC have agreed to continue with the previous plans that were put in place in September. However, this year, to mark Remembrance Day Sunday, on Sunday 8 November, there will be a virtual remembrance which will be hosted by Brackley Community Radio (BCR) and it is hoped that as many residents as possible will tune in and join us and observe the 2 minutes' silence on their doorsteps.
Brackley Town Council and the RBL will observe the 11 o'clock tribute, on Wednesday 11th November at the War Memorial, in line with the new Government Guidelines. However, we are asked to discourage the public from attending the event.
Groups and Organisations are welcome to carry out an Act of Remembrance and to lay their wreath, but we ask that you carry this out with just one member of your group or organisation and if someone is already at the War Memorial, you allow them the time to finish before you approach.
This is such a difficult time for everyone, and we would all love to come together to carry out this mark of respect but sadly this year it is just not possible. Please join us at your homes, on your doorsteps or where ever you are to remember those that gave so much.
Posted: Thu, 05 Nov 2020 11:00 by Sally Munday-Webb