The Remembrance Parade has been confirmed to take place on Sunday 14 November 2021 in Melton Mowbray town centre.
The parade in town, which has been an annual event since the end of the First World War, will commence in Chapel Street Car Park at 10.20am and will head down Sage Cross Street, Sherrard Street and Church Street to St Mary’s Parish Church for a service starting at 10:50am.
Following the church service at St Mary’s the parade will re-form at 11:50am in Burton Street and march down Leicester Street, past the dais in the Market Place to the Memorial Gardens where wreaths will be laid in a small ceremony.
The Melton Band will lead the parade and will be joined by representation from the Armed Forces, Royal British Legion, RAF Association, Royal Army Veterinary Association, Army and Air Cadets along with Scouts, Guides and local clubs.
A Melton Borough Council spokesperson said: “Residents are welcome to come to town and watch and support the local Remembrance Parade to recognise the sacrifices made by our Armed Forces past and present.
A parade from a previous year heading to the memorial gardens down Leicester Street, Melton. Photo: NEMM
It is encouraged that those attending take precautions to protect our community by taking a COVID-19 lateral flow test before attending and wearing a facemask whilst watching the parade.”
The church service will be available to view via a live stream, for those wishing to watch it from home. It will be available to access from the Diocese of Leicester, Melton Mowbray Team Parish website at https://www.melton.leicester.anglican.org/
The Council Spokesperson added: “The council will continue to monitor the government guidelines and regulations on holding events at this time. In the case that the parade needs to be cancelled at short notice to protect our community, we will publicise accordingly on our website and social media channels.”
Melton Borough Council, have planned the event in collaboration with the Royal British Legion, Defence Animal Training Regiment, Town Estate, Melton Police, Melton Lions and St Mary’s Church.