Swaffham residents urged to 'Remember at Home' due to lockdown cancellation
A town council is encouraging residents to ‘Remember at Home’ due to the cancellation of this weekend’s Remembrance Sunday arrangements.
The coronavirus lockdown restrictions has resulted in Swaffham’s parade and plans for an agreed scaled down event being abandoned.
There will not be any organised wreath laying.
Any wreaths laid by community organisations will be organised by groups outside of the period from 10am to noon on Remembrance Sunday.
Swaffham’s parish church will not be holding a service due to the lockdown.
Mayor Jill Skinner said: “It is very sad this year that the Remembrance events have had to be cancelled, but this does not mean that we won’t remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.
“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them. Please for this year stay safe everyone, Remember at Home.”
It had originally been hoped the scaled down event in the market town would have included a static band with church choir, as well as an organised wreath laying and the Last Post.