Published: 14 October 2020
Following current Government guidelines, and after consultation between the Town Council, the Billericay branch of the Royal British Legion, Revd Paul Carr and Basildon Borough Council, there will be no public Act of Remembrance in the High Street on Sunday 8 November.
This is not an unexpected decision, given the COVID 19 transmission risks associated with large gatherings. Instead, a short Act of Remembrance will take place at the War Memorial with an invited ‘group of six’ including Revd Paul Carr; Chair of Billericay Town Council; President of the Royal British Legion; Royal British Legion Standard Bearer; Bugler and his Timer.
Organisations in the community who normally order wreaths can bring their wreath along to Billericay Town Council who will lay it on their behalf or organisations can arrange to lay their own wreaths after 11.30 am on Sunday 8 November. An Act of Remembrance will take place at Emmanuel during their 10.30 am service, and this will be true for other churches in Billericay.