Remembrance Sunday 2020
It is with great regret that Lutterworth Town Council confirm there will be no public Remembrance Day ceremony in the town this year.
While the government has allowed such events to go ahead, they have put strict conditions in place that must be followed in order that the event complies with the law. These conditions require the local authority, in this case Lutterworth Town Council, to be fully responsible for ensuring that ALL social distancing rules are complied with. This includes basic social distancing, enforcing the Rule of 6, ensuring that attendees only attend with people within their bubble, sanitising common surfaces etc. Lutterworth Town Council simply do not have the manpower to be able to manage such an event, especially as the number of people who may attend cannot be predicted.
Therefore, rather than organise something that may be a risk to public health the decision has been taken not to proceed.
However Acts of Remembrance can still take place. One widely suggested way to remember the fallen is for people to stand at their doorstep or the end of their driveway at 11am on Sunday 8th November and observe the national silence. This was allowable during the first lockdown when people applauded the NHS, so would seem to be an appropriate way of demonstrating an Act of Remembrance.
The decision has not been made lightly, and we hope that residents understand that it has been made with full regard to the preservation of public health.
Rob Coleman - Lutterworth Town Mayor
Richard Nunn - Deputy Town Mayor
Posted: Fri, 06 Nov 2020 09:13 by Holly Guy