WARRINGTON Borough Council is asking residents to mark Remembrance Sunday from home with no official service to take place in the town this year.

Government restrictions on public gatherings due to the coronavirus pandemic mean that the council will not hold its annual parade and service at the Cenotaph on Bridge Foot on Sunday, November 8.

Instead, veterans and members of the public are being encouraged to observe the national two-minute silence at home at 11am.

A special poppy design on WBC’s website can also be printed off, coloured in and displayed in windows as a sign of respect.

But a ‘small group of civic leaders, war veterans and armed forces’ members will attend a private ceremony and wreath laying at St Elphin’s Church, which will not be open to the public.

The Mayor of Warrington Cllr Wendy Johnson said: “It’s so important that we never forget the sacrifices made by so many during times of conflict.

“Remembrance Sunday gives us all the opportunity to pay tribute to our brave armed forces, past and present.

“While the current restrictions mean this year’s Remembrance Sunday will be different, I would encourage everyone to join the commemorations from home by observing the two-minute silence and proudly displaying a poppy in your window.

“Together, we can play our part in honouring our war heroes and ensuring their memory lives on.”

To mark Remembrance Daty this year we are putting together a special feature and want you to send us your photographs of your relatives who have served their country during times of conflict. Click here for how to get involved