As organisers of the annual commemoration service held at the Dunstable War Memorial on Remembrance Sunday to honour the fallen of Dunstable during world conflicts, Dunstable Town Council are announcing the following:

We hope that residents and visitors to Dunstable will understand that we are having to manage this year’s commemorative service very carefully as a result of the Covid-19 Pandemic and associated restrictions.  At this moment in time, it is therefore anticipated that the annual commemoration will comprise the following:

  • There will be no parade this year through the town centre
  • There will be no civic procession from Priory House.
  • The Act of Remembrance, two minutes silence and prayer will be observed as normal at the War Memorial
  • Wreaths will be laid by the Deputy Lord Lieutenant, civic dignitaries, representatives of the uniformed services and representatives from the British Armed Forces only
  • There will be no church service after the Act of Remembrance
  • In order that as many people as possible can participate in the service remotely and safely, the Act of Remembrance will be live streamed on Dunstable Town Council’s Facebook page
  • All attendees at the War Memorial will be encouraged to observe social distancing rules
  • Any other organisations and individuals wishing to lay a wreath are asked to do so once the official Act of Remembrance and wreath laying is completed
  • On the week leading up to Remembrance Sunday, Grove House and Priory House, on High Street North and South respectively, will be lit up in red as a mark of respect
  • Similar arrangements will be in place for 11.00 am on Wednesday 11 November

Dunstable Town Council is acutely aware that Remembrance Sunday is a very important day for the residents of Dunstable, and we hope that any prevailing Covid-19 restrictions will allow us to mark this very important day with dignity and respect.

All enquiries to ian.reed@dunstable.gov.uk