Pukaar News – Leicester

Remembrance Day in Leicester

Leicester’s annual Remembrance Day service and parade will take place at Victoria Park on Sunday 12 November, with military veterans, local civic dignitaries and members of the public expected to make up a crowd of around 3,000 people.

The parade will set off from De Montfort Hall and make its way along the new Centenary Walk, through Victoria Park to the Arch of Remembrance before the service commences at 10.55am.

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The service will be led by the Bishop of Leicester, the Right Reverend Martyn Snow, and centres around the symbolic two-minute silence at 11am.

Members of the public are invited to lay wreaths at the end of the service, after the parade returns to De Montfort Hall. Members of the public are asked to be at the memorial by 10.40am. Some public seating will be available together with a reserved area for disabled guests.

Car parking and road closures

The majority of parking spaces in the Granville Road car park will be out of use, but a very limited number will be available at the top end of the car park, on a first come first served basis. A limited number of spaces for blue badge holders will be available, to apply for a space please get in touch with us using the ’email us’ link below.

Road closures will be in place from 9.30am, access to both Granville Road and Regent Road will be restricted during this time. Access to the car park will be available only until 10am. Roads will reopen at the end of the event.

Armistice Day

A remembrance event will take place on Armistice Day on Saturday 11 November, in the Market Square at Leicester Market at 10.45am.

For more information and for the order of service, visit: www.leicester.gov.uk/news/news-features/remembrance-day-in-leicester/

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