Matlock's Remembrance Sunday parade has been cancelled due to coronavirus pandemic

As the coronavirus pandemic continues this year's Remembrance Sunday will look very different.

By Shelley Marriott
Thursday, 22nd October 2020, 11:08 am

As the local Poppy Appeal organiser, Matlock Town Council is working with the Royal British Legion to ensure that everyone in Matlock can access and wear a poppy even in these challenging times.

Following the Legion’s guidance, collection tins and poppies will be distributed to a very limited number of businesses in the town.

There will be a stall selling poppies on Matlock Market on Wednesday, November 4, and there will be a stall at in the reception of The Imperial Rooms.

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There will be a short service and laying of wreaths

Like so many organisations this year, Matlock Town Council have had to adapt to the challenges involved with the Covid-19 pandemic and therefore regrettably have taken the decision to scale back Remembrance commemorations in Matlock this year.

There will be no parade through the town on Remembrance Sunday, November 8. Instead, Matlock Town Council currently plans to have a short service of Remembrance and laying of wreaths for invited representatives from local churches and organisations, which will be held at Park Head at 3pm.

The service will be socially distanced and will adhere to all Covid secure guidelines. Should the Covid alert level change, then plans will be revised accordingly.

Members of the public are kindly asked not to attend the service and are encouraged to commemorate the event at home this year. Matlock Town Council are planning to live-stream the service on Facebook, www.facebook.com/AllThingsMatlock.

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