Longridge Remembers 2020

Published: 19 October 2020

Longridge Remembers

On behalf of Longridge Town Council, I would like to inform you of how you can  remember the fallen at this year’s Remembrance Sunday.

Due to the Covid19 Restrictions from the Government and advice from Longridge Police, there will not be a Remembrance Sunday parade this year, but a Service of Remembrance will be held at the War Memorial for invited guests only.

The Mayor of Longridge alongside the Deputy Mayor of Ribble Valley Borough Council will lay wreaths at the War Memorial on behalf of the Town and the Borough.

Our priority as Longridge Town Council, is to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of our community alongside providing a respectful way in which the community can remember in these unpredictable and difficult times and the community are requested not to attend the War Memorial area under any circumstances before 1pm on 8th November 2020.

 

How can the community get involved:

  • If you wish to lay a wreath as part of a community group or individual, we would ask that this is done after 1pm in line with social distancing guidelines. No more than six people to gather at the war memorial at any one time. If there are people already at the war memorial when you arrive, we ask that you wait safely at a distance until they have finished their act of remembrance.*
  • You may access a live streaming of the event on the Your Longridge group on Facebook and within the comments may add your thoughts etc. You may wish to show how you are remembering the fallen by using the hashtag #LongridgeRemembers on social media.
  • We invite the community to join together on the doorstop at 11am for collective remembrance. This is similar to the NHS, VE 75 Day and VJ Day events from earlier in the year.

 

We thank you all for your understanding at this time and hope that you can join us digitally for a peaceful and thoughtful Remembrancetide.

 

Town Clerk

Longridge Town Council

 

*Any wreathes placed prior to 1pm other than those officially from Longridge Town Council and RVBC will be removed to ensure a Covid Secure environment.

The guidance is correct on 15/10/2020 and is subject to any forthcoming changes in the Government guidelines and restrictions.