There will be no Remembrance Day events in Marlow this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The decision was made by the town council who confirmed the news on September 23.

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The annual Remembrance Day service, which takes place in the Causeway and along the High Street, attracts thousands of residents and mourners, who pay their respects to the soldiers who died in World Wars One and Two.

Mayor Richard Scott said: “We are of course very disappointed that we can’t hold our usual Remembrance Day parade and service, which is strongly supported by our residents.

“With all the current restrictions around Covid-19 this year, we have to keep the public as safe as possible.”

Despite there being no service, there will be a prerecorded, virtual service which will be streamed from All Saints' Church on November 8.

Wreaths will be laid privately in advance.

Mayor Scott continued: “Despite the regrettable cancellation of the parade and service, it remains important to recognise the sacrifices made by previous generations.

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“We will of course mark the day with the streamed virtual service and we hope that many people will be able to join us for that.

“We look forward to our usual commemorations in 2021.”

Shaun Murphy, Chairman of the Marlow Branch of the Royal British Legion, said: “We encourage all to join in the virtual service and to show support to today’s Armed Forces and Veterans by displaying a poppy image in their windows during the Remembrance Period.

“Unfortunately, an event will not be held on Armistice Day (November 11) either due to Covid-19 restrictions.”