Ashfield District Council is to donate £525 to fund road closures for the Remembrance Day parades in Sutton, Kirkby and Hucknall.
The responsibility of directing and stopping traffic now falls to the event organisers’ who are required to ensure the events are carried out in the safest possible way and with minimum disruption to traffic.
The money donated will enable parade organisers to fund traffic management, ensuring that the parades go ahead as normal. The Council has committed to providing this funding for the next three years.
Cllr Cheryl Butler, Leader of Ashfield District Council says “It is important that we have the opportunity to honour those that have sacrificed themselves in conflict. The Council fully support the Remembrance Day parades and we are honoured to be able to ensure that the parades in Sutton, Kirkby and Hucknall go ahead this year.”
Major Mick Howard of Hucknall Royal British Legion says “As we approach the 100th anniversary, in 2021, of Remembrance Parades in Hucknall, we are pleased that Ashfield District Council are willing to contribute £525 per annum, initially for the next three years, to the Royal British Legion’s overall cost of the event, which brings the community of Hucknall together to pay homage to those who gave their lives for our freedom.”
Roy Harrison, Parade Organiser in Sutton says “If wasn’t for Ashfield District Councils grant the people of Sutton would not get the Remembrance Day parade they have had for the past 50 years. It is very important that the parade continues to march to the church and cenotaph. Thanks you to the Council for their grant, we appreciate their support over the years.”