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Remembrance Sunday in Bishop's Stortford: Town centre road and car park closures for live-streamed service



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Road closures will be in place as Bishop's Stortford honours its war dead on Remembrance Sunday (November 14).

Servicemen and women, veterans and the town's uniformed organisations will assemble at 10am at the Link Road car park.

At 10.40am, they will march to the war memorial in Castle Gardens for the remembrance service. To enable the parade to pass safely, access to and exits from the Jackson Square, Charringtons, Causeway and Link Road car parks will be shut from 10.30am to 11.30am.

A very different Remembrance service for the Covid era... Bishop's Stortford mayor Cllr Keith Warnell lays a wreath at the war memorial in Castle Gardens. Picture: Vikki Lince
A very different Remembrance service for the Covid era... Bishop's Stortford mayor Cllr Keith Warnell lays a wreath at the war memorial in Castle Gardens. Picture: Vikki Lince

Visitors to the town centre are warned to expect delays as a result of the closure of the A1250 Link Road and The Causeway from the Northgate End roundabout to the Dane Street and Hockerill Street roundabout.

The service will be live-streamed on the town council's YouTube channel, courtesy of South Mill Arts.

A town council spokesman said: "Historically the Remembrance Sunday service has attracted large numbers of attendants. Conscious of the possible risks from coronavirus, the service has been re-orientated to allow for the maximum space.

A veteran salutes fallen comrades at the war memorial in Castle Gardens. Picture: Vikki Lince (52947139)
A veteran salutes fallen comrades at the war memorial in Castle Gardens. Picture: Vikki Lince (52947139)

"Tickets will not be required to attend the event and therefore we cannot guarantee how dense the crowds may be on the day. This being the case, please consider whether you would be comfortable in a crowd, should there be one. We encourage you to be mindful of others and keep your distance."

The authority, which is organising the event with the town's Royal British Legion branch, has reserved the right to limit numbers on the day if necessary and is urging all those attending to check into the NHS Test and Trace service and wear a face-covering.



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