The March will take place along the entire length of the High Street from the Village Centre to the War Memorial.
The March will consist of Clergy, Veterans, family members of fallen service personnel, local schools and uniformed organisations (Cubs, Scouts, Brownies etc). Should you wish to take part please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com
The March will muster at 10:15am
and commence around 10:35am.
After the March has reached the War Memorial, closures 1 & 2 (as detailed to the right) will be deactivated by the TMC, thus opening the High Street for access from Ashtree Road and the its Village Centre junction.
This years parade will be follow the format adopted in 2018.
Part 1 will be a March along the High Street from the Village Centre to the War Memorial, it will then muster at the War Memorial, together with the general public for part 2, The Act of Remembrance.
To ensure that the parade is conducted in a safe, secure environment for participants and attendees, POPRS and Walsall Council have employed an approved Traffic Management Company (TMC) to facilitate the following total road closures:
CLOSURES 1 & 2 WILL BE IN EFFECT FROM
10:00am TO 11:00am
CLOSURES 3 TO 8 WILL BE IN EFFECT FROM
09:00am TO 11:30am
These plans have been approved and signed off by Walsall Council's Safety Advisory Group (SAG) if you have any queries please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
POPRS have secured the services of Medical Patrol to provide first aid cover throughout the Parade. The First Aid Point will be the POPRS red gazebo situated near the Poppy Clock.
LOST CHILD POINT
In accordance with current safety standards a 'Lost Child' point will be situated at the Poppy Clock in the village. This will be the bright red POPRS Gazebo so it is easily visible to all. POPRS volunteers will also be in and around the site in their ID Badges clearly visible to assist if required.
As ever a large number of people are expected to attend the Remembrance Parade. We wanted to give all the opportunity to lay wreaths, however could we please ask you to be patient. The Act of Remembrance and the laying of wreaths follow a specific precedence protocol agreed by military organisations.
That protocol is as follows:
The March and members of the public will muster around the War Memorial for the Act of Remembrance, commencing at 10:48.
Road closures 3 to 8 will remain active throughout this time creating a safe, secure and quiet environment for the service to be conducted, heard and for the formal laying of Wreaths.
After the service, the March will fall out and the general public will disperse.
ROAD CLOSURES 3 TO 8 WILL BE DEACTIVATED AT 11:30AM.
Throughout our tenure we have noted a significant increase in the numbers
attending the parade. This is of course fantastic, but also brings with it a different
set of problems for us. While the amount of attendees increase, unfortunately given
the geography of the village, and the location of the war memorial, the amount of space
to accommodate them doesn't. We only have a finite amount of space to allow crowds
to gather, while still allowing the parade to march and congregate around the war memorial.
This year we have employed the services of a local company to assist us with crowd control,
as well as barriers around the war memorial. These barriers will allow the parade to pass
through the assembled crowds safely and muster around the war memorial in
preparation for the service.
The set up of the barriers is shown in the diagram above, Marshalls will be on hand to assist if required.
Could we please ask that you do not enter the barrier area at any time
Your cooperation is appreciated.