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Services of Remembrance to be held across the Region

AS the nation, on Sunday, 13 November 2022, will again fall silent to remember those who died in conflict. We ask that even if you are not taking part, you remain respectful to those taking part of others during the service. Sadly Covid is still an issue, especially vulnerable to severe illness, remains a major issue. As a result residents within Sefton are being asked to not to attuned any services or events of they are:- "displaying signs and symptoms of Covid19." Signs now include having a sore throat. If you do so any signs, please take a lateral flow test to ensure you are negative before attending.

We will be filming the event in Southport and those in Formby, so if you are unable to attend, please go to our YouTube channel.

Formby will also hold 2 Services of Remembrance on Armistice Day, on 11 November 2022, starting at the Village War Memorial, at 10:30am and another for the members of the Polish fighter squadrons, who were based at RAF Woodvale during World War 2, at the graves of 6 airmen, behind Our Lady of Compassion Church, in Formby Village. Access is though alleyway next to Waitrose, or use the path running along the side of the Church, from the main entrance on School Lane. This service is in both Polish and English and starts around 11:15am.

This year the Mayor of Sefton, Councillors and other Sefton Council representatives join veterans, Armed Forces personnel, community leaders and members of the community in paying their respects at the morning Services of Remembrance at the Southport Cenotaph, on Lord Street, from:- 10.30am.

These are the times and locations of the main Civic Services of Remembrance and events throughout Sefton:-

     09:50am - Maghull - St Andrew’s Church, Damfield Lane.

     10:25am - Bootle - King’s Garden’s War Memorial, Stanley Road.

     10:25am - Southport - Lord Street War Memorial.

     10.30am - Aintree - Sefton Parish Church, Sefton Village, L29.

     10:30am - Ainsdale - Village Green War Memorial.

     10:30am - Litherland - Sefton Road War Memorial.

     10:30am - Waterloo - 5 Lamps War Memorial, Gt George’s Road.

     10:35am - Hightown - St Stephen’s Road War Memorial.

     10:45am - Crosby - Alexandra Park War Memorial Garden, Coronation Road.

     12:05pm - Ince Blundell - Lady Green Lane War Memorial.

     02.50pm - Formby - Holy Trinity Church, Rosemary Lane.

Mayor of Sefton, Cllr Clare Carragher, said:- "Every year thousands of people from all walks of life join together publicly to pay our respects to our heroes. Remembrance Day Services are a time when we reflect and give thanks to all those brave souls past and present who have given their lives for our freedoms, while honouring serving members of the Armed Forces in recognition of their continued selflessness. It is vitally important that we pay our respects and many of my colleagues and representatives of Sefton will be attending other services around the borough throughout the day."

A series of ceremonies, services and other events are scheduled for take place in and around Liverpool City Centre.

     10.40am - The main Civic Service and Parade will be held on St George’s Plateau, Liverpool (L1 1JJ)

Other Merseyside locations of Civic Remembrance Sunday Service are as follows:-

     10.30am to 11.50am - Anfield, Liverpool - Saint Columbia’s Church, Pinehurst Road,  (L4 2TZ)

     10:30am - St Helens - Main Service and Parade - Victoria Square.

     10:30am - Rainhill - St Ann’s Church.

     10:45am - Newton-le-Willows - Earlestown Town Hall .

     10.45am to 12:00pm - Fazakerley, Liverpool - Emmanuel Church, 2 Higher Lane, (L9 9DJ)

     1:30pm - Haydock - St Marks Church, West End Road - (Service held in the Church followed by wreath laying at the War Memorial outside)

     2:30pm - Haydock - Memorial Garden, Vista Road.

     10.30am, - Birkenhead - Wirral - Holy Trinity Church, Bebington (CH63 9LS)

Other services are also being held as normal in most Churches and other religious centres.


People urged to wear their poppy with pride after launch of 2022 Poppy Appeal in Southport

THE official launch of the 2022 Poppy Appeal in Southport has taken place. The event was led by Mayor of Southport Cllr Clare Carragher at The Monument on Lord Street in Southport Town Centre on Saturday morning.

Cllr Carragher is also the President of the Royal British Legion in Southport. She was joined by local veterans, volunteers from Southport Royal British Legion, members of 281 (Southport) RAF Air Cadets Squadron, at RAF Woodvale, and ACF Army Cadets.

People are now able to buy their poppies and give donations to the Poppy Appeal through volunteers manning a stand at The Monument over the next few days.

People can also call into the Southport Veterans Hub, on Wesley Street, in Southport Town Centre, while poppies are also on sale at shops, cafes, pubs, restaurants and other local businesses throughout Southport.

This year's Remembrance Sunday Parade will take place in Southport Town Centre this weekend.

Mayor of Sefton, Cllr Clare Carragher, said:- "On Saturday on a very cold wet morning we launched the Poppy Appeal with the Royal British Legion in Southport. Our volunteers will be out and about for the next few days. Please support the Poppy Appeal and wear your poppy with pride."

Southport Royal British Legion Chairman Major Nick McEntee said:- "You can pick up your poppy from various locations across Southport and from our stand by the Memorial, our Southport Veterans Hub on Wesley Street and at our pop-up shop in Southport Market. Behind the scenes our volunteers have been working non-stop to get poppies to your schools, shops and cafes… and we've still more to deliver! We would like to say a huge thank you to our local RAF cadets and the ACF for supporting the launch, and of course to our team of veterans who have been working so hard behind the scenes to make the Poppy Appeal happen this year! We were delighted to welcome The Mayor Of Sefton, also our branch President, to the town on Saturday morning too. Lest We Forget."

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