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Remembrance Sunday, 8 November 2020

Spelthorne Remembers

Virtual Commemorations

As a result of Covid-19, this year the Royal British Legion (RBL) have not organised any parades in the borough or across Surrey.

To enable people to pay their respects safely the council have collaborated with the Royal British Legion and the Church to pre-record a virtual service of Remembrance.

Our virtual service will be streamed on our social media channels at 10:55am on Sunday 8 November and will be available to watch on Youtube from 10:45am.  If you click on the link below before this time you will receive a prompt to say the video is unavailable and that it is private.

If you want to follow along at home you can Icon for pdf download the order of ceremony [270.4KB].

Coverage of the national commemorations at Whitehall, London will be broadcast on BBC1 from 10:15am.

On Armistice Day at 11am we will also stream pre-recorded footage of the planting of the Borough's VJ Day Tree. 

Communal Services

Communal services of remembrance inside places of worship will not be possible due to the second national lockdown.  Many services will be live streamed to prevent the spread of Covid-19, we advise you to call your local place of worship to find out more information.

Please follow Government guidance regarding places of worship.

Can I visit a war memorial and lay a wreath?

We have laid wreaths at each of the memorials across the borough which will remain in place throughout November.

Wreath laying may take place either before or throughout the day, on a phased basis, to avoid large groups and to ensure social distancing.

We would advise residents not to visit at 11am on Sunday 8 November and 11am on Wednesday 11 November to avoid large groups gathering.

If you do choose to visit a memorial please be respectful of others who may be waiting to take their turn.

Where can I buy a poppy?

The Royal British Legion are asking everyone to back the Poppy Appeal in a new way to adapt to the threat of Covid-19. Please visit the Royal British Legion website for key ways to get involved and support their campaign.

Supporting the Armed Forces Community

Spelthorne Borough Council is committed to supporting the Armed Forces Community.

There are a myriad of services that exist to help individuals and the families of those that have served in British Armed Forces. 

To help you navigate them we have created a dedicated webpage that provides links to the principal sources of help and includes information on the Council's commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant.

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