Remembrance Sunday – 2020

Due to the current Covid-19 Pandemic and the restrictions defined in the Government Guidelines on the Remembrance Sunday Ceremony. Old Stratford Remembrance Sunday ceremony will take place with a restricted number of persons laying the Wreath, due to the confined area within the confines of the Memorial Hall.

The wreath laying ceremony will carried out by the Parish Council’s Chairman and Parish Clerk, the number of people within the confines of the Memorial Hall will be restricted to the Chairman. Parish Clerk and any member of the Parish Council, Voluntary Organisations, Veterans or current serving members of the Armed Forces. Any person from any of the organisations mentioned MUST provide their contact details at least seven days prior to the Remembrance Sunday Ceremony for the purpose of Track and Trace (please email clerk@oldstratford.org.uk). Contact details will be kept for 21 days and maintained under strict adherence to the Data Protection Regulations.

Members of the Public are legally permitted to stop and watch the ceremony as spectators but must observe the Rule of 6 and observe the guidance on social distancing. It is Governments advice that members of the Public attend alone or mix in groups no larger than 6 when in and outdoor spaces or unless they are from the same household or the same support bubble.

CANCELLED: Fireworks and Senior Citizen’s Christmas Lunch

The Community Hall Committee have asked that we share the sad (but not entirely unexpected) news that their annual fireworks event will not be taking place this year. The event attracts approximately 1000 attendees each year and it would not be possible to implement adequate social distancing measures.
 
Additionally, the annual Senior Citizens Christmas lunch will not be taking place in December as planned. A lunch may be organised for a future date dependant on the Government Guidance nearer the time.