Whitby Town Council

Information for Residents & Visitors

Town Clerk: Michael King
Whitby Town Council, Pannett
Park, Whitby, North Yorkshire
YO21 1RE

Remembrance Sunday

The rules regarding Remembrance have been subject to adjustment since Saturday. The town council is creating a 'virtual wreath laying' which will be made available via our Facebook page on Sunday morning.

Although socially distanced outdoor ceremonies are permitted, this is subject to appropriate risk assessments and controls being in place. The town council had already concluded, in consultation with others, that Dock End could not be cordoned to ensure social distancing and so there will be no organised wreath laying at the memorial at 11am. Wreaths may, of course, be laid by individuals, household groups or others observing the current regulations and maintaining social distancing. The town council is supporting the Royal British Legion's approach.

The RBL has said: "Despite the changes this year, we are encouraging people across the nations to ensure Remembrance Sunday is still marked appropriately by taking part in remote and socially distanced Remembrance activity, whether that be watching the service on television or pausing for the Two Minute Silence in their home or on their doorsteps."

Posted: Tue, 03 Nov 2020 10:12 by Michael King

Tags: Remembrance