The Acts of Remembrance in Stone High Street and at Walton have traditionally been strongly supported by the residents of Stone. In these times, however, such gatherings could create unacceptable levels of risk to our community.
The Town Council has therefore reluctantly decided not to hold either the High Street parade or the service at St Michael and St Wulfad’s Church. There will instead just be small services at the war memorials in Granville Square and at Walton Community Centre.
All members of the public are being asked on this occasion to remember at home and not come to the High Street or the Community Centre due to the potential risk to themselves and others should crowds gather. Arrangements are being made for organisations who would normally lay wreaths to do so at other times, avoiding Remembrance Sunday morning.
Councillor Mark Green, Town Mayor, said “I am disappointed that the current situation has forced the Town Council to have to curtail such an important occasion for the town. I urge you to avoid risks to the community by remembering in your own way at home on this occasion, rather than coming into the town centre or Walton on Remembrance Sunday morning.”
27th October 2020
Stone Town Council