REMEMBRANCE Sunday and Armistice Day parades will take place across Malvern Hills District on Thursday, November 11, and Sunday, November 14.
The services to remember UK servicemen and women who have died in two World Wars and other conflicts over the years will return after being scaled back last year because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
A number of road closures will be in place across the county in order for parades to go ahead:
The Remembrance Sunday parade (November 14) will take place in the town centre with Wells Road being closed from 11.45am to 12.15pm
Old Street will be closed from 10.55am to 11.10am on Armistice Day (Thursday, November 11), so the parade can go ahead.
On Remembrance Sunday (November 14), closures will be in place between 10.15am and 10.45am so the parade can journey from New Street to Church. Then between 11.45am and 12pm, Lower High Street will be closed so the parade can go from the church to the War Memorial. The wreath-laying takes place between 11.45pm and 12.30pm at the War Memorial.
The Remembrance Sunday Parade (November 14) will go from Teme Street, at the entrance of the Tesco car park to Market Street. Closures will be in place from the junction with Teme Street to the first junction with Church Street and in Market Square from its junction with Cross Street to the junction with Church Street. And there will be a closure in place on Church Street from first junction with Market Street up to St Mary’s Church (closed for a maximum of 10 minutes between 10.15am and 10.45am and a maximum of 10 minutes between 11.50am and 12.05pm)
Coun Rob Adams, Chairman of the Worcestershire Armed Forces Partnership, said: “It is wonderful that so many of our communities are able to revert back to usual commemorations with parades returning across the county.
“It is a really poignant opportunity to be able to come together and pay our respects to those that have lost their lives fighting for their country.”