Stevenage remembers

30 Oct 2015

On Sunday 8 November, Stevenage Mayor Cllr Howard Burrell, Stephen McPartland MP, council members, representatives from the Royal British Legion and other dignitaries will gather at the Bowling Green, in the High Street for the Remembrance Sunday Parade and Service.

The parade members will move from the Primett Road car park (behind Waitrose) at 10.20am to the War Memorial on the Bowling Green. The Service of Remembrance will commence at 10.30am, with the laying of wreaths following immediately after the service.

The Mayor of Stevenage, Cllr Howard Burrell said: “The Remembrance service and parade brings together the people of Stevenage to mourn and pay their respects to all service people and civilians who lost their lives in WW1 and subsequent wars. It allows us to reflect on the past and renew our determination to find a peaceful resolution to conflicts in the future. I ask that we all respect the two-minute silence on Remembrance Sunday.”

Road Closures
To make way for the Remembrance parade, the following roads will be closed between 8.30am and 12.30pm on Sunday 8 November. 

  • High Street southbound between Lytton Way/North Road junction and north side of the High Street/Albert Street  junction
  • Hitchin Road from its junction with Martins Way roundabout to its junction with Lytton Way
  • Walkern Road from its junction with Church Lane to its junction with High Street
  • Drapers Way

Armistice Day – Wednesday 11 November

In addition to the Remembrance Day Service and Parade, Stevenage Borough Council and the Royal British Legion will be observing the two-minute silence for Armistice Day on Wednesday 11 November at 11am in the Town Square.

Mayor Cllr Howard Burrell, Stephen McPartland MP, council members, representatives from the Royal British Legion and other dignitaries will gather at the Joyride. The service will start at 10.50am.

For further information on both events, please contact the Member Services Office on 01438 242330 or Maureen Nicholson on 01438 242278.

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