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Weymouth Remembrance guidance – pay your respects safely

Weymouth Town Council are offering advice and guidance to local residents who would like to pay their respects at the Memorial Cenotaph on Weymouth seafront on Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day.

Due to current restrictions on public events relating to the coronavirus pandemic, there will be no formal Remembrance Sunday service on Weymouth seafront this year.

Weymouth Town Council will be hosting a Remembrance Sunday service at the Nothe Fort with veterans and armed forces groups attending. This service will be streamed live on Facebook.

Should associations, organisations, or individuals wish to lay a wreath at the Cenotaph, the gates will be open throughout the Remembrance period for people to undertake this and pay their respects.

The Council urges the public to comply with the following guidance while paying their respects:

If wishing to attend at 11am on Remembrance Sunday or Armistice Day, please be especially alert to the above guidance as this is likely to be the most popular time to attend the Cenotaph. To allow space for all, the Cenotaph will be open throughout the Remembrance period.

Cllr Graham Winter, Mayor of Weymouth Town Council, said:

“Once again, we are unfortunately having to make arrangements around the coronavirus pandemic. The Council will make every effort to continue to recognise these important civic commemorations and appreciate the support and cooperation of the public. Should local residents choose to visit the Cenotaph on Weymouth seafront over the Remembrance period to pay their respects, we ask them to respect and protect others by complying with the guidance.”

The Jubilee Clock will also be lit up in recognition of the Remembrance period.