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Worcestershire will remember them

A field of poppies
Poppy field at Blackstone, Bewdley by Laura Clarke
Published Friday, 5th November 2021

Worcestershire will be coming together next week to remember our armed forces who have died in wars and other conflicts serving their country.

Following a severely scaled back programme to mark Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday last year, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, parades and services are returning to the county this year.

Councillor Rob Adams, Chairman of the Worcestershire Armed Forces Partnership, said:

“It is wonderful that so many of our communities are able to revert back to usual commemorations with parades returning across the county.   It is a really poignant opportunity to be able to come together and pay our respects to those that have lost their lives fighting for their country.”

A number of road closures will be in place across the county in order for parades to go ahead:

Redditch closures

Astwood Bank – Evesham Road, Church Road 10.30 – 11.30

Bromsgrove closures

Alvechurch  Remembrance Day Parade (11 November 2021) Bear Hill 10.30 – 11.30

Catshill Remembrance Day Parade (14 November 2021) Stourbridge Road, Catshill and Meadow Road, Catshill 10.30 – 11.30

Rubery Remembrance Day Parade (14 November 2021) New Road, Rubery and Library Way, Rubery 10:00 – 11:45

Wythall Remembrance Day Parade (14 November 2021) Shawhurst Lane, Hollywood, Alcester Road, Hollywood and Paddocks Road, Hollywood 10.30 – 12:00

Bromsgrove Remembrance Day Parade (14 November 2021) Market Street, Bromsgrove 10:35 - 10:45

Wychavon closures

Ombersley and Doverdale Remembrance Sunday Parade (14 November 2021) Main Road (A4133) from junction with northbound A449 South of Ombersley (10:30 – 11:00) to St Andrew Church(11:40 – 12:00)

Droitwich Remembrance Day Parade (14 November 2021) Ombersley Street East from Junction with Colman Road to Victoria Square (10:30 – 11:30) Victoria Square to Roadway and Paved Area (10:30 – 11:30) St Andrews Street (11:10 – 11:30)

Eckington Remembrance Day Parade (14 November 2021) Church Street (10:45 – 11:00) and Cotheridge Lane (12:00 – 12:15)

Pershore Remembrance Day Parade (14 November 2021) High Street (10:10 and 10:45) Broad Street (to march from High Street car park  to Pershore Abbey) Church Walk, Church Row. Return from Pershore Abbey to High Street Car Park (12:15 – 12:45)

Malvern Hills closures

Upton Remembrance Sunday Parade - Armistice Day closure (11 November 2021) Old Street (10:55 – 11:10)

Upton Remembrance Sunday Parade (14 November 2021) 10.15am – 10.45am Parade New Street to Church, 11.45am – 12.00pm Parade Church to War Memorial, Lower High Street, 11.45am – 12.30pm Wreath-laying at War Memorial

Tenbury Wells Remembrance Sunday Parade (14 November 2021) Teme Street from entrance to Tesco car park, Market Street from its junction with Teme Street to first junction with Church Street, Market Square from its junction with Cross Street to junction with Church Street, Church Street from first junction with Market Street up to St Mary's Church (Closed for a maximum of 10 minutes between 10:35am and 10.45am and a maximum of 10 minutes between 11.50am and 12.05pm)

Malvern Remembrance Sunday Parade (14 November 2021) Wells Road – 11:45-12:15pm

Worcester City closures

Saint John’s Remembrance Sunday Parade (14 November 2021) St Johns Street and Swanpool Walk (11:30 – 10:50)

Worcester City Remembrance Day Parade (14 November 2021) Queen Street, St Swithin’s Street, High Street to Worcester Cathedral. A44 Deansway – All Saint’s Road for Wreath Laying (awaiting confirmation of times)

Wyre Forest closures

Stourport on Severn Remembrance Sunday Parade (14 November 2021) Severn Road, Stourport, Mitton Street, Stourport, Vale Road, Stourport, Vale Road Car Park, Stourport, York Street, Stourport, Lion Hill, Stourport, Lichfield Street, Stourport (10.25am and 1.25pm).          

Kidderminster Remembrance Sunday Parade (14 November 2021) New Road, Bridge Street, Oxford Street, Vicar Street, Bull Ring, Lower Mill Street, St. Mary's Ringway (10:30 till 13:30)

Bewdley Remembrance Day Parade (14 November 2021) Riverside North, Bewdley Bridge and Load Street (between 10.30am and 12.30pm)

This year, The County Council is meeting on Armistice Day.

Full Council will be paused on Thursday 11 November at 10:45 and the chairman, Councillor Steve Mackay will hold a short service at County Hall to honour the fallen and those who continue to protect us.