08 Nov 2016

Democracy and Engagement

Remembrance Day Parade and Service, Sunday 13 November

Several city centre roads will be closed this Sunday, 13 November for the annual Remembrance Day Parade and Service.

The parade will be led by 39 Signal Regiment. It will include other local units, cadet contingents, veteran’s organisations led by the Royal British Legion, and other groups.  It will assemble on College Green from 9.30am, marching from there to Queen Square, followed by the civic procession.

The service of Remembrance will be centred on Queen Square. After the ceremony the parade will return to College Green, with the Lord Mayor and Lord-Lieutenant taking the salute in Prince Street. 

All are welcome to line the route to pay their respects and to participate in the service. 

One half of Queen Square will be used for the service and the other available for public viewing.  The public will be able to access the Square via Little King Street, Welshback and The Grove.

A number of road closures will be in force throughout the morning, from 6:00am to 1:00pm.   Alternative routes will be signposted for traffic during these times.  Queen Square will be closed from 8:00pm on Saturday 12 November.

Cllr Jeff Lovell, Bristol Lord Mayor, said: “It is always an honour to be part of such an important date in the country’s calendar.  It gives us a moment when we remember those who gave their lives for us and our way of life today.

“Despite not being in its usual venue I hope to see just as many people down there on Sunday to help Bristol show its respect to those who lost their lives in conflicts past and present.”

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