BRIDGE Foot will be closed to traffic for the Remembrance Sunday service.

The road will be shut between 10am and noon as the town marks the 100th anniversary since the end of the First World War.

The ceremony on November 11 at the town’s war memorial on Bridge Foot will see the Mayor of Warrington Cllr Karen Mundry, war veterans, religious leaders and members of the armed forces take part.

Members of the public are invited to attend in remembrance of all those who lost their lives in wartime.

  •  10.20am: The parade will set off from Warrington Town Hall and make its way to the war memorial via Springfield Street; Palmyra Square South; Suez Street; Ryland Street; Bridge Street and onto the war memorial at approximately 10.30am
  •  10.59am: The service will begin at the war memorial with the sounding of the ‘Last Post’ and the laying of the first wreath by the Mayor
  •  11am: Warrington will observe the national two minute silence, marked by a bugler. Immediately following the silence, the Cenotaph service will commence, led by Rev. Paul Wilson
  •  11.25am approx: The parade will reform and return to the Town Hall

Mayor of Warrington, Cllr Karen Mundry, said: “It’s vital that we never forget those who have lost their lives during times of conflict. Remembrance Sunday gives us the opportunity to come together to honour all those who have sacrificed so much, and to make sure their memory lives on.

“This year is, of course, a particularly significant one, as we mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.

“I would urge the people of Warrington to join our remembrance ceremony, so that, together, we may remember all those who have fallen in war.”

Members of the public who wish to attend the Remembrance Sunday ceremony are asked to access and exit the Cenotaph via the marked crossing points and arrive by 10.45am.

After talks with police, the decision has been made to close Bridge Foot entirely to traffic for the duration of the service.

This will equate to a full closure of all traffic to Bridge Foot between 10am and noon on Sunday, November 11.

Mersey Street, Bridge Street, Wilson Patten Street, Knutsford Road, Wilderspool Causeway and Riverside Retail Car Park will also be inaccessible to traffic for the duration of the service.

Brian Bevan Island will remain open, though the entrance/exit to and from Bridge Foot will remain closed.

The multi-storey car park on Mersey Street will be open from 8am to 6pm for those wishing to attend the service or visit Riverside Retail Park or town centre. St James’ Business Centre car park will also be made available for those wishing to attend the service or access the town centre.