Oldham residents can see Remembrance Sunday services online this year

Oldham Liberal Democrat Councillors have been instrumental in ensuring that residents across the Borough do not miss out on paying their respects, albeit online, via the Oldham Council website this Remembrance Sunday (8 November 2020).

Remembrance Day services will be shown live on the Council’s website www.oldham.gov.uk which will allow you to watch your local service.

Due to social distancing rules, only six people will be allowed to attend any Remembrance Sunday event. This is what the Royal British Legion, who oversee these events, have decided.

In anticipation of this, Liberal Democrat Group Leader, Councillor Howard Sykes MBE, contacted senior council officers months ago to ensure that the Oldham Council started planning for the events to be live streamed across the Borough from each individual Remembrance Sunday Service, via the Council’s own website.

Howard Sykes

Councillor Sykes said: “I am pleased that the Council have listened to my and others concerns and recognised the importance of ensuring that, even in the current circumstances, these events will be marked appropriately across the Borough.

“Although many people, including me, will be bitterly disappointed not to be able to attend in person, they will be able to participate in their local Remembrance Day service from the safety and comfort of their own homes on a day when the Borough, along with the rest of the Nation, falls silent to recognise the sacrifice of others, particularly this year where we mark the 75th Anniversary of VE Day and VJ Day.”

There will also be private opportunities for individuals to lay wreaths and pay their respects at the actual memorials (within the Covid -19 rules and regulations) in the days running up to Remembrance Sunday and beyond.

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