Councillors in Dinas Powys and have confirmed there will be no formal Act of Remembrance or Service at the War Memorial this year on Remembrance Sunday (8 November), or on Remembrance Day, (Wednesday 11 November at 11 am.)
The decision comes following advice and guidance from the Welsh Government and the Royal British Legion.
In a statement, Cllr John Fanshaw told Bro Radio “Organisations are asked to lay wreaths, when it is convenient and safe, at the War Memorial, between Sunday 8 November and 11 am on Wednesday 11 November.”
“Local churches and chapels may be holding a two minutes silence during their services on Remembrance Sunday, 8 November.”
“Please check with your church or chapel if you wish to attend, and note that because of Covid-19 regulations, places will be very limited. Booking of seats will be required, track and trace contact details are required, and social distancing and face coverings are mandatory.”
“There will be National events on media outlets.”
“However, you and your neighbours may wish to stand at your own household door for the two minutes silence at 11 am on Remembrance Sunday and on Remembrance Day.”
The “Silent Soldier” will be installed on the Twyn during the week commencing Monday 19 October
The RBL trough on the Twyn will be prepared before this date, and you are invited to place Remembrance crosses in the trough.
Collection boxes and Poppies.
Collection boxes and poppies will be available, with them placed on tables, and collectors not closely interacting with the public.
The RBL are campaigning to encourage online donations, and poppies be purchased by post or “virtually.”
You can make a donation via https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-involved/poppy-appeal