A plea has been issued for people to commemorate Remembrance Sunday slightly different this year,

Due to Covid-19 and the current Government guidelines, Ulverston's annual parade will not take place to and from the parish church to the war memorial; this is to ensure everyone is safe in line with government guidelines.

Ulverston Town Council and the Ulverston Branch of the Royal British Legion respectfully request that the community and groups who would normally come to pay their respects at the War Memorial stay at home this year or lay wreaths and crosses throughout the day and at any time up to and including November 11.

It is also encouraging the community to Remember from Home.

Ulverston Parish Church will still hold a Remembrance Service on Sunday, November 8 at 2.30pm. Anyone wanting to attend is asked to call the Parish Church Office in advance on 01229 588081.

Those attending the Remembrance Service at the parish church may return to the war memorial afterwards if they wish, and lay wreaths in a socially distanced manner and then disperse.

The Mayor and Chairman of the Ulverston Branch of the Royal British Legion will lay their wreaths on behalf of the town at this time. There will be a very short service at the war memorial which will be conducted by the Ulverston Branch of the Royal British Legion.

Chairman of the Royal British Legion Ulverston branch, Cllr Norman Bishop Rowe, said: “We realise that these constraints will cause disappointment for many but Remembrance this year will be just as important.”

Mayor Cllr Sharon Webster said: “Often remembrance is a deeply personal experience with people becoming involved for all sorts of reasons.

"It is disappointing that this year we won’t be able to gather together as we would normally do, but we will all come together again in 2021.

"May 2021 will also mark the centenary of the unveiling of Ulverston’s war memorial."