Thorne Moorends Town Council has confirmed the annual Remembrance Sunday service in Thorne Memorial Park will not be going ahead this year.
A service and parade traditionally takes place at the Centotaph in Thorne Memorial Park every year on Remembrance Sunday. The event is organised by the town council and the Thorne branch of the Royal British Legion.
Due to the current coronavirus situation, both parties have said the event will not take place this year.
After confirming that this year’s service will not go ahead, a spokesperson for Thorne Moorends Town Council added: “The Royal British Legion are unable to conduct their activities in the usual way and we understand the annual poppy appeal is also likely to be compromised by Covid-19.
“We still expect that individuals and groups will want to visit the war memorial to lay wreaths on Remembrance Sunday, however this will not be part of an organised service and visitors will be expected to manage their own safety in so far as Covid-19 is concerned when visiting the site.”
The local branch of the Royal British Legion told the Thorne Times last month that this year’s poppy appeal and remembrance service would not be going ahead as normal due to the coronavirus situation (September edition, page 27).
However, the branch has said it is taking orders for poppy wreaths for people to pay their own personal tributes. Anyone wishing to place an order can contact Caroline Robinson on 01405 818724. The deadline for orders has been extended to Tuesday 15 September.