Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and government guidance, showing respect on Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day will need to be conducted in a different way this year.
The Mayor will lay wreaths at all the borough public war memorials of behalf of residents of Epsom and Ewell.
The Bourne Hall Park Garden of Remembrance will be open as normal for you to place your own symbols of remembrance. And, of course, you can place poppies and wreaths at war memorials however please be respectful of others who may be visiting too and follow social distancing.
Epsom & Ewell Borough Council are requesting that residents do not visit at 11am on Sunday 8th November (Remembrance Sunday) or on Wednesday 11th November (Armistice Day) to avoid groups gathering.
Surrey County Council are encouraging all Surrey residents to take part in the two minute silence on their doorstep, or inside their homes, as a mark of remembrance at 11am on Sunday 8th November and Wednesday 11th November.
The Royal British Legion are asking everyone to back the Poppy Appeal in a new way to adapt to the threat of Covid-19. Please visit the Royal British Legion website for key ways to get involved and support and for ordering poppies and buying poppy merchandise from their online Poppy Shop.
The Epsom and Ewell Poppy Appeal has launched their own GoFundMe page for donations as they are not going to out and about as much as normal this year (Epsom and Ewell normally raises the most funds in Surrey for the poppy appeal). To donate CLICK HERE
Poppies will be available in the Ashley Centre and at Homebase on 31 October, 1 November and 7 November.
What’s On In Epsom will not be holding our Walk To Remember but we will still be laying a wreath on behalf of our followers at Ashley Cemetery War Memorial.