Rushden's Remembrance Service cancelled

The service had been due to take place on Sunday (November 8)

Thursday, 5th November 2020, 5:04 pm
Updated Thursday, 5th November 2020, 5:06 pm
Rushden war memorial

Rushden's Remembrance Service which was due to take place this weekend has been cancelled.

Rushden Town Council has posted a statement on its website today (Thursday) informing people that the event will not be going ahead as planned.

The statement reads: "On behalf of Rushden Town Council and The Royal British Legion's Rushden branch, It is with great disappointment that we have to announce the cancellation of Rushden's Remembrance Service, initially scheduled to take place this Sunday - 8th November 2020.

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"Unfortunately, members from the organising bodies are currently having to self-isolate due to a recent covid-19 concern.

"We recognise this will be deeply disappointing, but feel it would be irresponsible to continue with the planned service.

"Our priority has to be to protect the health and well-being of the community.

"We would ask everyone to show their respects from the safety of your homes and pay tribute to all those who served and sacrificed, by joining in with the national moment of silence on your doorsteps at 11am."

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