HYNDBURN MP is asking people to stay away from memorials at 11am on Remembrance Sunday and instead pay tributes on their door steps.

Sara Britcliffe, Conservative MP for Hyndburn, has said that people will be able to visit the memorials over the weekend and in the run up to Armistice Day.

In a Facebook post, the MP said: "This weekend is Remembrance Sunday. While we’re not going to be able to join in the way we usually would - I will still be laying wreaths on behalf of people across Hyndburn and Haslingden at our war memorials.

"On Sunday itself, please don’t go to the war memorial at 11am as this may lead to crowding and everyone won’t be able to distance.

"You’ll still be able to visit the memorials in Hyndburn and Haslingden across this weekend and in the run up to Armistice Day (11/11).

"Instead - like when we clapped for Key Workers earlier this year as they helped us fight the virus - we’re asking people to stand on their doorsteps for the two minute silence at 11am, to remember those who fought in battle."

Hyndburn Council have made the same plea to residents asking them to avoid crowding at memorials.

Hyndburn Council leader Miles Parkinson OBE said: “The Council and the Royal British Legion would like to encourage as many people as possible to pause at 11 am and reflect on the sacrifices of our service men and women from conflicts past and present.

"For those who would still like to lay a wreath at a memorial, please wait until after 11.30 am but avoid any crowding around memorials.”