Preparations finalised for Melton's Remembrance Sunday parade
The streets of the town centre are expected to be packed once again on November 12 for the event, which recognises the sacrifices made by our armed forces in major conflicts.
The parade will start as usual in the Chapel Street car park at 10.20am and will head down King Street, Sage Cross Street, Sherrard Street and Church Street to St Mary’s Parish Church, where a Remembrance service will start at 10.50am.
Following the church service, participants in the parade will re-form at 11.50am in Burton Street and march down Leicester Street, past the dais in the Market Place to the Memorial Gardens, where wreaths will be laid in a small ceremony.
Melton Borough Council has planned the event in collaboration with the Royal British Legion, the town’s Defence Animal Training Regiment base, Melton Mowbray Town Estate, Melton Police, Melton Lions and St Mary’s Church.
The Melton Band will lead the parade and will be joined by representatives from the armed forces, the Royal British Legion, Royal Air Force Association (RAFA), Royal Army Veterinary Corps Association (RAVCA), army, air and police cadets, along with Scouts, Guides and local clubs and representation from the Polish community.
Throughout the event, road closures will be in place in the town centre, for the safety of all those involved.
These will start at 10am and all roads should be open again at 1pm.
Click HERE to see full details of the road closures on the Leicestershire County Council website.
The Melton Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal is due to be launched this week.