Whilst we still navigate our way through the pandemic, Swale Borough Council will this year deliver a scaled back Civic Service of Remembrance at the Sittingbourne War Memorial on Sunday 14th November.
Individuals and organisations wishing to attend the service are asked to arrive by 10.45am and gather in the vicinity of the War Memorial and in Central Avenue car park, which will be closed all morning for the service.
Alternative parking, which will be free in all Council car parks on Remembrance Sunday, is available nearby in Albany Road, Swallows Leisure Centre and other town centre car parks.
The Mayor of Swale Cllr Paul Stephen will be supported by Reverend David Ridley, Team Vicar for St Michaels Church Sittingbourne and Reader Mrs Pat Tatchell, Benefice of Tunstall and Bredgar together with the Salvation Army (Sittingbourne Corp).
Service and community organisations are asked to minimise the number of representatives attending to manage the risks arising from the pandemic.
There will be an opportunity for all to lay wreaths and personal tributes at the end of the formal service but there will be no parade.
A road closure will be in place on Central Avenue from the police station down to the High Street from 9:00am onwards, to prepare for the service, and it will re-open at 12:00 noon, once the service has ended.