Due to Covid-19 restrictions, and more specifically the recently announced 4-week national lockdown Newbiggin Veterans Association, in consultation with the Town Council, have reluctantly taken the decision to postpone the formal public Remembrance Day Service and wreath laying due to be held, at the Newbiggin Colliery Memorial and Newbiggin Memorial Park, on Sunday 8 November until after lockdown has ended.
We understand that the postponement of the Remembrance Day Service will be disappointing to those who are part of the event each year and residents and visitors who come to pay their respects. We hope however that the genuine reasoning is under-stood at this challenging and unprecedented time and that it is recognised that the health, safety and welfare of everyone has to be our priority during this crucial time.
This very important and significant day will not however go unmarked and a wreath will be placed on the gates of the Memorial Park in advance of Sunday by the Town Council on behalf of the people of Newbiggin.
Newbiggin Veterans Association and Town Council would also like to encourage residents to take to their doorsteps on Remembrance Sunday, at 11am, to observe the two-minute silence.
The Memorial Garden remains open all year round and any organisation or member of the public wishing to lay a wreath or other form of remembrance, can do so at any time. If attending in person to lay a wreath or form of remembrance, please remember and ensure that Covid-19 social distancing instruction must be strictly observed.