Longridge Remembers 2020

Published: 05 November 2020

Longridge Remembers - Update

Further government guidance in relation to Remembrance Events has been very recently issued to coincide with the national lockdown that is in place from 4th November 2020, and to this end Longridge Town Council will be scaling back even further the plans it had in place for Remembrance Sunday.

In line with the government guidance a short brief wreath laying service only will now take place. The Mayor of Longridge and the Deputy Mayor of Ribble Valley Borough Council will lay wreaths on behalf of the Town and the Borough.

Our priority as Longridge Town Council, is still to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of our community alongside providing a respectful way in which the community can remember whilst under a national lockdown and attendance at the War Memorial before 11.30am on 8th November, 2020 is to be discouraged.

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 11.30am but you must ensure you follow national lockdown restriction guidance.
  • 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.

As a Town Council we would have much preferred to provide the Town with its usual Remembrance Sunday Parade and a Service of Remembrance for everyone to participate in, but we have to adhere to the guidance that is in place to control the spread of the virus and reduce the risk of infection.

Town Clerk

Longridge Town Council