Great Torrington Town Council has confirmed that the annual Remembrance Sunday Parade and Service at the war memorial in Great Torrington Cemetery will not be going ahead this year. This event is jointly organised by the Town Council and the local branch of the Royal British Legion and both parties have agreed that the event cannot go ahead in accordance with the current Coronavirus pandemic restrictions on gatherings of more than 6 people.
It is expected that individuals will want to visit the war memorial to lay wreaths on Remembrance Sunday, however this will not be part of an organised service: visitors will be expected to observe the Government’s social distancing guidance, the Rule of 6 and to manage their own safety when visiting the site. Groups and individuals are strongly encouraged to pay their respects safely at home.
During the period of Remembrance in November the Mayor will pay her respects on behalf of the Town Council; please check the Town Council’s Facebook page on Sunday 8th November at 11.00am. More information on this will also be provided in the next edition of The Crier as well as the Town Council’s website and Facebook page.