Arrangements have been made for the annual Service of Remembrance in Burnley.

This year's service will be held at the Peace Garden, Croft Street, Burnley on Sunday, November 12.

The service will start shortly before 11am. Members of the public attending are asked to be at the Peace Garden no later than 10.45am.

The Mayor of Burnley, Councillor Arif Khan, will join others to remember those who lost their lives in war, along with representatives from Burnley Council, the Royal British Legion, ex-servicemen’s associations, the Armed Forces, cadet forces, other uniformed groups, public organisations, and any member of the public who wish to attend the service.

The 4th Battalion of the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment would like ex-servicemen’s associations and all other uniformed groups to assemble at the pedestrianised area of Curzon Street no later than 10.20am, for the parade to step off at 10.35am as it makes its way through the town centre to the Peace Garden.

Wreaths will be laid during the service by members of the armed services and parade.

Members of the public will have an opportunity to lay wreaths after the service has concluded and the parade marches off. Wreaths may be obtained from the Royal British Legion from a collection point in Burnley Market Hall.

After the National Anthem, the civic party will then proceed to the main entrance of Burnley police station where the Commanding Officer of the 4th Battalion of the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment will take the salute accompanied by the Mayor and the civic party as the parade marches past.

The Mayor said: “I hope people will join us to pay their respects at the Remembrance Sunday service to those who have served our country.”

A service will also be held on Saturday November 11 in the Peace Garden, starting shortly before 11am for anyone who would like to attend.

A number of temporary road closures will be in place on Remembrance Sunday (between 10am and noon) to allow the parade and service to go ahead in safety:

  • St James’s Street from its junction with Curzon Street to its junction with Parker Lane
  • Parker Lane from its junction with St James Street to its junction with Finsley Gate
  • Red Lion Street from its junction with Parker Lane to its junction with Croft Street
  • The unnamed road from its junction with Parker Lane to its junction with William Thompson car park
  • Croft Street from its junction with Red Lion Street to its end in a south-westerly direction for 32.5 metres.