Remembrance Sunday parade and service in West Kirby cancelled due to coronavirus

Hoylake and West Kirby War Memorial on Grange Hill
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There will be no Remembrance Sunday parade and service this year at the war memorial in West Kirby, due to coronavirus.

It is one of 12 services being cancelled across Wirral on 8 November, with residents instead being asked to pay their respects from home by watching special recordings on Wirral Council’s website and social media channels at 11am.

The footage will include wreath laying by local representatives and members of the armed forces community at Hoylake and West Kirby War Memorial on Grange Hill.

Hoylake and West Kirby War Memorial on Grange Hill

Mayor of Wirral, Councillor Tony Smith, said: “Remembrance Sunday has to be very different this year, but our commitment to honour the sacrifice of so many remains as strong as ever.

“Although we are not able to stand side by side, we will still join together online at 11 O’clock to take a few moments to remember and pay our respects.”

Anyone wishing to visit a local war memorial to pay their respects in person is asked to consider doing so at quieter times on Remembrance Sunday and to observe Government and Public Health guidelines to help protect themselves and others.

West Kirby war memorial
Hoylake and West Kirby war memorial

The Royal British Legion’s annual Poppy Appeal is also asking people to show their support remotely, including displaying a colourful poppy drawing in their windows and donating online.

For more information about how you can get involved and support their vital work visit the poppy appeal website.

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