Potton Town Council have taken the extremely difficult decision to not hold the Remembrance Day service and parade this year. With social distancing rules in place it is just not possible for the town council to meet Government guidelines and ensure the safety of all our residents.
A small Civic ceremony will take place on Sunday 8th November 2020, but due to COVID restrictions this will not be a public event. The ceremony will be led by the Chairman of Potton Town Council, Cllr Jonathan Lean and he will be accompanied by his wife Kassy Lean. In attendance will be Deputy Lieutenant (DL) Chris Kilroy MBE who will be representing Her Majesty’s Lieutenant of and in the County of Bedfordshire Helen Nellis. DL Chris Kilroy MBE will be accompanied by his wife Carol Kilroy. David Tall OBE Captain Royal Navy will be representing the Ex-Service Men and Women of Potton and he will be accompanied by his wife Roslyn Tall. The list of those to remembered by name will be read by Alan Leggatt and he will be accompanied by his wife Cllr Carol Leggatt.
Order of the event will be as follows:
The list of those to remembered by name will be read by Alan Leggatt.
The laying of the wreaths will take place.
The first wreath will be laid by DL Chris Kilroy MBE, followed by the Chairman of Potton Town Council Cllr Jonathan Lean and finally David Tall OBE Captain Royal Navy.
Two Minutes Silence as a sign of respect and remembrance.
The Council are asking all those that wish to lay a wreath to attend the War Memorial at a time of their convenience between 11:15am on Sunday 8th November 2020 through to the morning of Armistice Day (Wednesday 11th November 2020).
The Council very much appreciate your understanding during these difficult times and are taking this hard decision to try to keep you and your loved ones safe. We ask that social distancing is observed at all times and those wishing to pay their respects are mindful of allowing others the chance to do the same.
The Council requests that you stay safe and ‘Remember at Home’. If you wish to pay your respects and remember with us feel, free to step outside your front door at 11am on Sunday November 8th for the Two Minutes Silence.