Solihull Council is asking residents to join its online commemoration service in their homes this Sunday, 8 November, and on Armistice Day Wednesday 11 November, rather than gather at memorials across the borough.
The Council has pre-recorded the normal outdoor service in Solihull town centre, which will be made available on YouTube from 10.30am on Sunday. This will allow people to join in with the service and the two minutes’ silence safely in their own homes.
People should commence streaming the service from 10.55am on Sunday morning in order to join in the two minutes’ silence at 11am.
This precautionary approach is particularly relevant since the new lockdown, effective from 5 November, was announced.
Those who would normally bring a wreath to place on the war memorial in Solihull, either on Remembrance Sunday or Armistice Day, are asked to observe strict social distancing in line with the new national lockdown rules.
If you want to lay a wreath, please bring your own cable ties or wire fixings to attach it securely to the wire loops around the memorial, which have been left specifically for this purpose. The Council is not responsible for any wreaths laid