In line with national government guidance on social distancing, most events across the country have been scaled back or are being held remotely.
The organisers of Melton’s Remembrance Day commemorations, including Melton Borough Council and The Royal British Legion are encouraging residents to stay home this year and use other ways to honour those who served and sacrificed themselves in the line of duty. Melton Borough Council have worked closely with the Royal British Legion and other partners in order to commemorate this important event with a small open-air service, for invited guests only.
The service will be held in the Memorial Gardens near Egerton Lodge, at 10.45am, on Sunday 8 November led by Rev Kevin Ashby. The event will comply with government guidance, which sets out how Remembrance Sunday activities can take place safely. Due to current guidance on the gathering of crowds there will be no parade taking place through the town centre.
To ensure the safety of all those who are participating and to comply with social distancing measures, admittance to the event is by invitation only. Members of the public can watch the live service remotely on the Council’s Facebook page and photos from the service will be published across social media after the event.
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