Essex: Remembrance Day road closure information

Police are giving Saffron Walden residents advanced warning of the closures to the roads on Remembrance Sunday.

On Sunday November 14 residents are being asked not to park their cars on the parade route with encompasses: London Road, High Street, Church Street, Church Path, King Street, Market Place and Market Street.

Residents in the areas affected will be receiving a letter advising them on the situation.

Police are warning that motorists will be affected as some road closures will be necessary which will cause some slight delay once the parade and service begin, however the diversions that will be in place should keep this to a minimum.

• DUNMOW High Street will be closed today and Sunday when Reverend David Ainge gives a service at the war memorial for Remembrance Day.

The service will begin at 10.55am and a maroon will be fired at 11 o’clock to signal the start of the silence and again at two minutes past. The service on Thursday is to be witnessed by around 50 year 6 students from Great Dunmow Primary School who will attend the service.

Rev Ainge said: “The students were very moved last year as it is a rarity to find the whole town closed down for the two minute silence. We’re looking forward to having them down again.”

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The service on Sunday will be attended by members of the Royal British Legion as well as Army and Air Force cadets. Reefs are to be laid on the memorial during the service which will then move to the United Reform Church.