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Civic Service of Remembrance delivered by Swale Borough Council

Published Tuesday 19 October, 2021
Last updated on Tuesday 19 October, 2021

Whilst we still navigate our way through the pandemic, Swale Borough Council will this year deliver a scaled back Civic Service of Remembrance at the Sittingbourne War Memorial on Sunday, 14 November.

Individuals and organisations wishing to attend the service should arrive by 10.45am and gather in the vicinity of the War Memorial and in Central Avenue car park which will be closed all morning for the service.

Alternative parking, which will be free in all Council car parks on Remembrance Sunday, is available nearby in Albany Road, Swallows Leisure Centre and other town centre car parks.

The Mayor of Swale Cllr Paul Stephen will be supported by Reverend David Ridley, Team Vicar for St Michaels Church Sittingbourne and Reader Mrs Pat Tatchell, Benefice of Tunstall and Bredgar together with the Salvation Army (Sittingbourne Corp).

Service and community organisations are asked to minimise the number of representatives attending to manage the risks arising from the pandemic.

There will be an opportunity for all to lay wreaths and personal tributes at the end of the formal service.

Please note there will be no parade.

Should you have a specific enquiry please contact either Lyn Newton 01795 417420 or Martin Goodhew on 01795 417401 or email

A road closure will be in place in Central Avenue from the police station down to the High Street from 9am to prepare for the service, which will end at 12 noon once the service has ended.

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