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14th November 2021 10:50am – Market Place

Newbury’s Remembrance Sunday proceedings will commence with the main parade stepping off at 10.25am from Pelican Lane and marching the length of Northbrook Street turning into Mansion House Street where the Mayor of Newbury, Cllr Billy Drummond, will take the salute prior to continuing to the Market Place where the Remembrance Service will take place.

Following the brief Service of Remembrance in the Market Place, the parade will march past the War Memorial where wreaths will be laid on the way into St Nicolas Church.

There will be a qualified British Sign Language expert who will be positioned in order to ensure that those people who need help hearing the service are able to see the Signer. It is requested that members of the public wishing to be near to the Signer should position themselves in the roadway near to the old Strada restaurant to give them a clear view, however signage will also be in place.

Cllr Billy Drummond, Mayor of Newbury said, “We are most grateful that so many veterans, service personnel, uniformed organisations, the youth groups, voluntary organisations and members of the public attend Newbury Remembrance Parade and Service. After a reduced service last year, I am delighted to welcome a full parade and service back to the town.

He continued, “Our community comes together at this time to remember those who have given their lives in the service of the country. It is a poignant occasion, and I am honoured to be taking the salute on behalf of our town."

Service sheets will be available on the day and will also be available to download from the Newbury Town Council website.

Everyone is welcome to attend this event.



Elisa Adams, Civic Manager elisa.adams@newbury.gov.uk 07538 334106

Cllr. Billy Drummond, Mayor of Newbury Billy.Drummond@newbury.gov.uk

To download this year's service leaflet, click HERE


Although most legal restrictions have now been lifted, the Government is still highlighting the importance of staying safe and helping to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Please do not attend if you or someone else in your household has developed any COVID-19 symptoms.


Before attending the event you are advised to:

  • Check for symptoms of COVID-19 (a high temperature, new and persistent cough, or a loss of/change in sense of taste or smell) before travelling to the event. If you have Covid-19 symptoms you should self-isolate immediately and get a free NHS test, even if these symptoms are mild. You must also self-isolate if you have tested positive for COVID-19, live in a household with someone who has symptoms (unless you are exempt from self-isolation), or have been told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace.
  • Think about other health factors and the impact of travelling to attend an event. If you feel unwell but do not have COVID-19 symptoms, or your COVID-19 test is negative, you may still have an illness which could be passed on to other people (such as a cold or the flu). Staying at home until you feel better reduces the risk that you will pass on an illness to other people in the community.
  • Lateral Flow Tests are encouraged to be taken by all attendees before the event takes place to make sure you aren't spreading the virus without knowing it. 

At the event, you should:

  • Follow guidance on how to stay safe and prevent the spread of coronavirus. This includes frequent washing or sanitising of hands. 
  • Consider wearing face coverings in crowded and enclosed areas where they come into contact with people they do not usually meet.

While the event is taking place outdoors, due to the crowd density which this event is likely to attract, it will become more difficult for people to be physically distant from each other, and close contact inevitably increases. Face coverings are encouraged in this instance to ensure safety for all in attendance.

Volunteer stewards, Thames Valley Police and all parade participants will be present on the day in support of the enforcement of Covid safety.


Elisa Adams, Civic Manager elisa.adams@newbury.gov.uk 07538 334106