Your Parish Council was preparing for a socially distanced Remembrance, having carried out all the necessary risk assessments and booked the road closure. However, with the government finally deciding on an England-wide lockdown it is no longer feasible to hold the Civil Act of Remembrance.
We now propose instead that this coming Sunday 8th November every parishioner stand outside their homes at Eleven o’clock to observe the two minute silence. This will be a community observance that witnesses our determination not to forget the sacrifices made in the past, even as we make the much smaller sacrifice of social withdrawal for the sake of our future.
The poppy wreathes will be set up at the village memorial, at an appropriately safe time. The road closure will of course not go ahead. The Parish Council will make its normal donation to the RBL. Please share this information, safely, with offline neighbours, and look out for each other where you can.
Mark Rosher – Chairman
Charfield Parish Council
Note to those who wish to have wreathes laid at the village memorial. Please have your wreathes left at the rectory adjacent the church by 12 noon on Sunday 8th November. Rev Williams is expecting them to be left in the porch, black bagged. These will then all be secured to the memorial later in the afternoon, to avoid them sailing down the Wotton Road!