Following changes to the way the Police support Remembrance Day Parades across the county, Grantham’s parade is set to continue, assisted by volunteers to help manage the traffic. Following discussions with Lincolnshire Police and Lincolnshire County Council Highways Department the route along the High Street, from St Peter’s Hill to St Wulfrum’s and back has been agreed.
The parade will form up on the High Street outside the Post Office and move off at 1020 to St Wulfrum’s Church. Following the service the parade will reform and return along the High Street to St Peter’s Hill, taking the salute from the town’s Mayor outside the Guildhall.
Long serving Parade Warrant Officer Nobby Clark said
“The changes to the police procedures did cause us some concern about whether this year’s parade would happen but I am pleased to report that all is on track for Grantham to show it’s respects to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Generations of Grantham people have supported this event and I am relieved that this year once again we’ll be doing our part.”
Local County Councillor, Richard Davies added
”Like Nobby I was concerned about the future of the event however I’m pleased we’ve been able to make everyone see sense and allow the event to continue. I am particularly grateful to Nobby and the volunteers who have come forward to help keep this even the cornerstone of the town’s civic year.”
Anyone available to volunteer on the day to help marshall please email, call or text me – [email protected]co.uk t. 07776 253 374 – Will only need help from 0900 to approx 1300 – tea provided!