THIS year’s Remembrance Sunday Commemorations across Trafford will take place but in a different way than usual due to the coronavirus pandemic.

In any normal year a number of services would usually take place across the borough on the Sunday closest to Armistice Day on November 11.

Instead, this year, the plan is to hold one service which represents the whole of Trafford, on Sunday 8 November.

In order to comply with the current Government restrictions around limitations on gatherings, the service will be by invitation only and unfortunately it will not be open to members of the public to attend.

The number of guests, including representatives from the various elements of the armed forces, the Council and other key community figures, will also be limited as a result.

Cllr Judith Lloyd, Trafford Council’s Armed Forces Champion, said: “We are immensely proud of our brave armed forces past and present who gave their lives for this country and will be thinking of them all on this special day.

“We realise that this is a very important occasion across our all of our communities and that many people will be disappointed that they will not be able to attend one of the usual ceremonies.

“Unfortunately, the rules on coronavirus prevent us from hosting our usual events.”

Trafford Council is planning for the ceremony to be filmed and shared, so that people are still able to mark the occasion.

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