Remembrance Sunday Press Statement

Wotton-under-Edge Town Council and local representatives of the Royal British Legion have
decided, that in order to maintain public safety during the coronavirus pandemic, it will not
be possible to hold the Remembrance Sunday parade this year. Instead, a simple wreath
laying commemoration will take place at the war memorial on Remembrance Sunday but
members of the public are requested not to attend as their safety cannot be guaranteed.
The Town Mayor will lay a wreath on behalf of the people of Wotton, as will the RBL.
Other local organisations will be laying wreaths under their own arrangements throughout
the day. St Mary’s church will also be making its own arrangements for a remembrance
service, but this will not be part of the official commemoration.
This decision is regretted but the Town Council and RBL must act in compliance with current
Covid-19 restrictions and not compromise public safety. It is hoped that the parade can take
place as usual next year.
For clarity – there will be no parade or public wreath laying ceremony this year. The public
are requested not to attend but to pay their respects separately during the day.