Remembrance Sunday holds great importance for the council and Hebden Royd residents. In previous years, councillors have played an active part in honouring the sacrifice of the Armed Forces community from Britain and the Commonwealth. However, due to the current COVID-19 restrictions there have been several important changes to commemoration events across the UK.
It is therefore, with deep regret, that we have to announce that the traditional Remembrance Sunday memorial events in Mytholmroyd and Hebden Bridge, cannot take place because of social distancing guidelines and other COVID-19 lockdown restrictions.
Instead, we are encouraging residents and veterans to join others across our nation by paying their respects at home, on Sunday 8th November, observing the two-minute silence and watching the National Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph in London, on television.
Hebden Royd Mayor Cllr Val Stevens said: "In line with advice from the Government and the Royal British Legion, we are all going to have to honour the service and sacrifice of our Armed Forces and veterans in our own private ways this year."
To give you a helping hand, the British Legion have put together a wide range of suggested Covid safe activities that are inexpensive to create such as:
For other ideas please visit The Royal British Legion's website here: www.britishlegion.org.uk
St Thomas Heptonstall & St James Hebden Bridge will also be broadcasting an online act of remembrance which will be live-streamed over Facebook via their channels on Sunday:
Added: Tuesday, 3 November 2020