Remembrance Sunday 2021
The annual event honouring those who have fallen in war takes place at the Cenotaph, Bridge Foot on Sunday 14 November. The Mayor of Warrington, Cllr Maureen Creaghan, will join war veterans, religious leaders and members of the armed forces for Remembrance Sunday.
The schedule for the ceremony is as follows:
• 10.20am: The parade will step off from Warrington Town Hall and make its way to the Cenotaph via Springfield Street; Palmyra Square South; Suez Street; Ryland Street; Bridge Street and onto the Cenotaph at approximately 10.30am
• 10.59am: The service will begin at the war memorial with the sounding of the ‘Last Post’ and the laying of the first wreath by the Mayor
• 11am: Warrington will observe the national two minutes silence, marked by a bugler. Immediately following the silence, the Cenotaph service will commence, led by Canon June Steventon.
• 11.25am approx: The parade will reform and return to the Town Hall.
Members of the public who wish to attend the ceremony are asked to access and exit the Cenotaph via the marked crossing points and arrive by 10.45am, prior to the civic party taking their positions at the cenotaph.
It is recommended that a face mask be worn, keep distance from others you don’t normally interact with, do a symptom-free test before coming and if you have any symptoms (however mild), please stay at home. Remember – hands, face, space.
Delays around the Bridge Foot area are expected, as all movement of traffic around the Cenotaph will be controlled under a robust traffic management plan.
The following traffic restrictions will be in place throughout the morning, co-ordinated in collaboration with Cheshire Constabulary to uphold the safety of the event:
• 8am: significant road closures will be in place, with a full closure of Bridge Foot from 8am to 12 noon.
• 8am -12 noon: Riverside Retail Park, Wharf Industrial Estate, Tanning Court Industrial Estate – no access or exit
• 9am – 12 noon: Queen’s Gardens – inclusive of Sankey Street, Legh Street (from the junction of Bath Street to Sankey Street, Springfield Street, Palmyra Square South, Palmyra Square North, Bold Street, Suez Street, Rylands Street, Barbauld Street.
Parking at Times Square Multi Storey Car Park is free of charge all day Sunday.