South Tyneside Remembrance Services
Communities across South Tyneside are expected to pay tribute to the nation's war heroes at a series of Remembrance services next week.
A number of services and parades are being held to mark Armistice Day (11 November) and Remembrance Sunday (14 November),when civicdignitaries, veterans,their families and uniformed organisations will join members of the community to gather for quiet reflection.
The Mayor and Mayoress of South Tyneside, Councillor Pat Hay and Mrs Jean Copp will lead the tributes in South Shields on Remembrance Sunday, when a parade will leave South Shields Town Hall at 10.30am and march along Westoe Road to Westoe Cenotaph for a service at 10.55am.
Wreaths will be laid by Her Majesty's Deputy Lord-Lieutenant of Tyne and Wear Col Ann Clouston, the Mayor and Mayoress of South Tyneside and the Leader, Councillor Tracey Dixon and Chief Executive, Jonathan Tew on behalf of South Tyneside Council.
The Mayor said: "As Mayor of South Tyneside, it will be a great honour and privilege to attend this year's Remembrance services, to pay my respects on behalf of the local community and remember all those who have served their country.
"These events are an opportunity for the community to come together for a quiet and dignified reflection to remember all those who have sacrificed so much for this country and salute those who are still serving today."
Full details of South Tyneside events are as follows: -
Armistice Day - Thursday 11 November
10:30am: Assemble at the Mission to Seafarers in Mill Dam and walk to the Merchant Navy Memorial for a service. Councillor Peter Boyack will lay a wreath alongside other organisation and individuals.
10:50am: Assemble at War Memorial,West Park, for service. Deputy Mayor, Councillor Joe Amar will lay a wreath alongside other organisations and individuals.
10:30am:Assemble at St Stephen's Church, Mile End Road, for a service. Councillor Mark Walsh will lay a wreath.
10:40am: Assemble at Lord Nelson pub before marching to the War Memorial in Monkton Village for a service at 10.55am. The Mayor Councillor Pat Hay will lay a wreath alongside other organisations and individuals.
Remembrance Sunday - 14 November:
10:15am: Parade will assemble on Beach Road at South Shields Town Hall before marching along Westoe Road to Westoe Cenotaph for service at 10:55am. Wreaths will be laid by the Mayor and Mayoress, Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Tyne and Wear Col Ann Clouston, the Leader and Chief Executive of South Tyneside Council, alongside other organisations and individuals.
10.30am: Parade assembles outside of Jarrow Town Hall in Grange Road, before marching to the War Memorial in Station Street for a service at 10.55am. Wreaths will be laid by the Deputy Lord Lieutenant Mrs Margaret Fay and Deputy Mayor Councillor Joe Amar, alongside other organisations and individuals.
9.45am: Parade assembles at Hebburn Central before marching to St John's Church for a service at 10.15am. Parade reforms at 10.40am and marches to Carr Ellison Park for a short service at the War Memorial at 10.55am. Parade reforms once more and marches to Hebburn Cemetery for a short service at Kelly Grave. Deputy Lord Lieutenant Susan Wear and Councillor Wilf Flynn will lay a wreath alongside other organisations and individuals.
10.40am: Parade assembles at Whitburn Parish Church before moving off towards the War Memorial in Whitburn where a service will take place at 10.55am. Councillor Peter Boyack will lay a wreath alongside other organisations and individuals. Parade will reform, marching back to Whitburn Parish Church for a service.
10:50am: Service at Cleadon Village War Memorial in Front Street. Councillor Ian Forster will lay a wreath alongside other organisations and individuals.
10:10am: Parade will assemble at Grey Horse pub car park, before marching to St George's Church for a short service at 10.35am. The parade will reassemble and march to the war memorial for a service at 10.55am. Councillor Joan Atkinson, Deputy Leader of South Tyneside Council, will lay a wreath alongside other organisations and individuals.
A series of temporary road closures and diversions will be in place during the services and parades. Drivers are asked to be patient when driving around to allow the parades to take place safely. Signs will be displayed across the Borough advising motorists of the closures.
For further information visit the Council's website at www.southtyneside.gov.uk
Events will be subject to any Covid-related public health advice in place at the time to help reduce the spread of the virus. Visitors are encouraged to respect others, consider wearing face masks in enclosed spaces (unless exempt) to help protect themselves and others and take a lateral flow test before attending events. Those who feel unwell or symptomatic should stay home and book a PCR test.