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Remembrance memorial services arrangements

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Tuesday, 9 November, 2021

A short memorial service will take place at the War Memorial in the Peace Garden, outside Burnley Central Library, at 11am on Thursday 11th November. Members of the public are invited to attend.

Rockets will be set off to mark the beginning and end of two minutes' silence.

The annual Remembrance Sunday service will be held at the Peace Garden on Sunday, 14th November.

The service will start shortly before 11am. Members of the public attending are asked to be at the Peace Garden no later than 10.45am.

The Mayor of Burnley, Councillor Mark Townsend, will remember those who lost their lives in war, along with representatives from the council, the Royal British Legion, Ex-Servicemen’s Associations, the Armed Forces, Cadet Forces, other uniformed groups, public organisations, and any member of the public who wish to attend the service.

The 4th Battalion of the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment would like Ex-Servicemen’s Associations and all other uniformed groups to assemble at the pedestrianised area of Curzon Street no later than 10.20am, for the parade to step off at 10.35am as it makes its way through the town centre to the Peace Garden.

As in the past wreaths will be laid during the service by members of the armed services and parade. Members of the public will have an opportunity to lay wreaths after the service has concluded and the Parade marches off. Wreaths may be obtained from the Royal British Legion, located in Burnley Market Hall.

After the National Anthem, the Civic Party will then proceed to the main entrance of the police station where the Commanding Officer of the 4th Battalion of the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment will take the Salute accompanied by he Mayor and the Civic Party as the parade marches past.

After the Salute, the Mayor will attend a short service and lay a wreath on the town’s Cenotaph, in Towneley Park.

The Mayor said: “I hope people will join us to pay their respects at the Remembrance Sunday service to those who have served our country.

Please note the following temporary road closures to allow the parade and service to go ahead:

· St James’s Street from its junction with Curzon Street to its junction with Parker Lane

· Parker Lane from its junction with St James Street to its junction with Finsley Gate

· Red Lion Street from its junction with Parker Lane to its junction with Croft Street

· The unnamed road from its junction with Parker Lane to its junction with The William Thompson Car Park

· Croft Street from its junction with Red Lion Street to its end in a South-Westerly direction for 32.5 metres.

The restriction will be in effect between 10am and noon.

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