THE plans for a service of remembrance ahead of Remembrance Sunday tomorrow have been confirmed.

The annual event honouring those who have fallen in war is taking place at the cenotaph at Bridge Foot.

Mayor of Warrington Cllr Steve Wright will join war veterans, religious leaders and members of the armed forces for Remembrance Sunday.

Commemorations will begin at 9.45am, with a parade forming outside Warrington Town Hall.

At 10.20am, the parade will set off from the Town Hall and make its way to the cenotaph via Springfield Street, Palmyra Square South, Suez Street, Ryland Street and Bridge Street.

The service will begin at the war memorial at 10.59am with the sounding of the Last Post, with a national two-minute silence being observed at 11am.

This will be marked by a bugler, and immediately following the silence, the cenotaph service and wreath laying will commence.

At approximately 11.25am, the parade will reform and return to the Town Hall.

Members of the public who wish to attend the ceremony are asked to access and exit the cenotaph via the marked crossing points and arrive by 10.45am, prior to the civic party taking their positions at the cenotaph.

Cllr Wright said: “It is so important that we never forget the sacrifices made by so many during times of conflict.

“Remembrance Sunday gives us the opportunity to stand with others across the country to honour all those who have sacrificed so much, and to pay tribute to our armed forces, both past and present.”

Delays around the Bridge Foot area are expected, with traffic restrictions in place throughout the morning, co-ordinated in collaboration with Cheshire Police to uphold the safety of the event.

Road closures will be in place across the town centre between 8am and midday, including the full closure of Bridge Foot, with no access to Riverside Retail Park, Wharf Industrial Estate or Tanning Court Industrial Estate.

Other road closures from 9am to midday are around Queen’s Gardens – inclusive of Sankey Street, Legh Street (from the junction of Bath Street to Sankey Street), Springfield Street, Palmyra Square South, Palmyra Square North, Bold Street, Suez Street, Rylands Street and Barbauld Street.

Time Square multi-storey car park will be open all day, with parking free of charge.