Mansfield District Council will hold a Remembrance Sunday Parade on Sunday 13th November this year.
Executive Mayor Andy Abrahams, Nottinghamshire Deputy Lieutenant Colonel Roger Merryweather, Mansfield MP Ben Bradley and Council Chief Executive Adam Hill have been invited to take part in the parade, which will run from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
They will be joined by advisers, representatives of the Royal British Legion, army reservists, cadet units, veterans‘ associations and voluntary organisations. The Seaforth Highlanders Association Pipes and Drums will provide the music for the march.
The council’s knitted poppy netting will be displayed on Old Town Hall ahead of Remembrance Sunday and there will also be silhouettes of soldiers positioned in the area.
There will be various road closures along the parade route from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Mayor-elect Andy Abrahams said: ‘The Royal British Legion does incredible and vital support work with veterans, and this appeal is their major fundraiser of the year.
“Keep an eye out around town for the council’s special nod to our armed forces. We’re starting to install poppies on lampposts and erect soldiers in key locations around the district to give back to those who served and sacrificed the recognition they deserve.
“People can buy a poppy at the Legion pop-up shop at 1 Queens Street, at Tesco on Chesterfield Road and in the Four Seasons shopping centre. Legion volunteers will also be holding collections in the streets of the city center of Mansfield.”
Remembrance Day Parade Schedule
The Remembrance Sunday commemoration will begin at the Civic Center War Memorial at 10 a.m. with a wreath laying ceremony.
The parade will start at 10:15 a.m. from the Civic Center, heading towards St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church along Rosemary Street, Westfield Lane, West Gate, Market Square and Church Street .
The service, which is for parade participants, will begin at 10:40 a.m. and include a two-minute silence at 11 a.m. There will also be a two-minute silence, led by Joe Martin, of the Mansfield branch of the Royal British Legion, in the Market Square at 11am.
After the service, the parade will regroup and return along Church Street to Market Square for a salute outside Old Town Hall at noon as a final show of respect. He will then be rejected at the west gate at around 12:15 p.m.
For safety reasons, road closures will be in place along these routes from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Signed diversions will be in place and access to certain streets will be interrupted for a short time until the parade passes.
The roads affected by the closures will be Rosemary Street, Westfield Lane, Wood Street, West Gate, St John Street, Market Place, White Hart Street and Church Street.
In Warsop, the A60 from Carr Lane to Eastlings Lane, just past the war memorial, will be closed from 10am to 1pm. The Carrs car park will also be closed during this time.
People attending the church service at St John’s with St Mary’s Church in St John Street will be permitted access to the church grounds but must remain there until the parade has passed.
The council and the Royal British Legion apologize for any inconvenience caused by the road closures and appreciate the cooperation and understanding of the public at this time.
For more information, please visit www.mansfield.gov.uk/remembrance (opens in a new window)
Other commemorative events
Warsop: Warsop, Meden Vale and the parade district branch of the Royal British Legion will leave Carr Lane at 10.20am on November 13, and there will be a wreath laying ceremony at 10.50am at the Warsop War Memorial in The Carrs.
Forest town: The The Remembrance Day Parade on November 13, organized by the Royal British Legion Clipstone and Forest Town Branch, will depart at 10.15am from Forest Town Arena, Clipstone Road West, to St Alban’s Church, where wreaths will be laid, followed of a service.
Mansfield Woodhouse: A Remembrance Day Parade starting at 10.20am from Yeoman Hill Park to Welbeck Road, Portland Street, High Street and Church Street. The November 13 parade will gather at the Cenotaph for the laying of wreaths and two minutes of silence before entering St. Edmund’s Church for the service.
Pleasley Valley: Laying of wreaths at the village war memorial on November 13 at 12 noon followed by a memorial service at St Chad’s Church.
Clipstone: A Remembrance Sunday Parade starting at 10:30am on November 13 from Seventh Avenue to Church Road then to Fifth Avenue. After the parade, a wreath laying will take place in the social assistance parking lot.
Bellamy Road, Mansfield: The Mansfield Bellamy branch of the Royal British Legion is holding a service at Big Barn Lane Methodist Church at 10.30am on November 13.