Date: 22 October 2021
The Remembrance Day Parade and Service will take place in Brentwood on Sunday 14 November.
Residents are invited to help Brentwood commemorate all those who sacrificed their lives for our country. The parade will start from Brentwood Town Hall at 10:35am and march down Middleton Hall Lane towards the war memorial at the junction with Shenfield Road, where the laying of wreaths will take place and a two minutes of silence will be observed. The parade will then continue along Shenfield Road, crossing the mini roundabouts at Wilsons corner and onto a service at St Thomas’ Church.
The salute will be taken by the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Essex, Dennis Rensch accompanied by other dignitaries including the Mayor of Brentwood Cllr Olivia Sanders and the President of Brentwood Royal British Legion Brian Kitchener.
Mayor of Brentwood Cllr Olivia Sanders said: “I am proud that we are commemorating Remembrance Day in Brentwood and I would like to invite residents to join us on Sunday 14 November. It is important that we never forget those who have fought and selflessly given their lives for our country. We owe them a debt of gratitude and I am pleased that residents can attend the parade this year and pay their respects. We must never forget those who have given and continue to give their lives in wars and conflicts and those who have fought for our freedom.”
The parade will contain contingents from all major uniformed services, Army, Navy and Air Force, including Essex Police, scouts, guides and relevant local charitable organisations. The parade will be headed by the Brentwood Imperial Youth band.
For the first time visitors lining the road will be able to scan a QR code to get a full programme of what is happening including tracking location and times. There will be road closures around the parade route area from 10.15am as well as bus route diversions, High Street parking restrictions.
Bill Marshall from the Royal British Legion will be discussing the parade and what it means in more detail on Phoenix FM at 11.30 on Friday
Notes to editors:
Route of parade:
To start at Brentwood Town Hall at 10.35am led by the Brentwood Imperial Youth Band
March down Middleton Hall Lane to the War Memorial where prayers and wreath laying will take place ahead of a minutes silence. The parade will then continue along Shenfield Road towards the High Street and onto a service at St Thomas’ Church
The salute will be taken by the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Essex accompanied by the Mayor of Brentwood and the President of the Brentwood Branch Royal British Legion
Road closures from 10.15am - approximately midday to include:
Media Contact: Manalikah Campbell