Before lockdown was announced, Dawlish Town Council had hoped to commemorate Armistice Day at 11am on the 11th November on the Bandstand with an Act of Remembrance.

Due to the change of circumstances we are now encouraging people to fall silent in their own homes, on their doorsteps and wherever they may be locally rather than coming together on the Lawn as in previous years. The Royal British Legion nationally are encouraging people to mark the two-minute silence on their doorsteps. https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-involved/remembrance/how-to-take-part-in-remembrance-this-year

Additional ways to commemorate Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day this year:

• Watch the locally recorded Remembrance Service on YouTube https://youtu.be/ZVpJOMln3ok; service sheets are available on the Council’s website https://www.dawlish.gov.uk/remembrance-sunday/

• Add a poppy to the Dawlish Poppy Wall (at the Bowling Green on the Lawn) which is running until the 14th November at any time.

• Leave your own tribute on the Royal British Legion Virtual Field of Remembrance www.rbl.org.uk/virtualfield

• Buy a poppy in local shops that are open or donate to the British Legion online and download a poppy poster for your window.

We appreciate that this is a difficult time, and we hope that people understand why this decision has been taken.