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Barry Town Council to hold virtual Remembrance Sunday service


Barry Town Council has announced its plans to commemorate Remembrance Sunday safely, whilst observing covid-19 regulations.

It comes as many towns and council across Wales, have cancelled their services. Following discussions with its partners, Barry Town Council has confirmed that it will commemorate Remembrance Day, but the service will be significantly different from previous years.

In a statement, a spokesperson for the Town Council said “It is with regret that we will not be able to gather in commemoration with the many organisations, groups and public that annually meet to share their respects; this means that unfortunately, we will not be parading through the town this year, due to restrictions that are currently in place.”

“There will be a very limited wreath laying service at the Cenotaph which, following guidelines, will be socially distanced and there will be no more than 30 people involved and these will be at the service by invite only. Neither will we be able to hold the indoor service that usually follows the Cenotaph service which is regrettable.”

“We are asking that people who still wish to pay their own respects but have not been invited to the wreath laying service, visit the Cenotaph after 11:30am in an individual capacity and follow all guidelines in terms of handwashing, face coverings and distancing to keep themselves and the community safe”

The wreath laying service will be streamed live on the Barry Town Mayor’s Facebook page so that anyone who wishes to watch the service can do so virtually.

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