Poppy parade cancelled

November 03 2017

THE annual Remembrance Sunday parade through Staple Hill has been cancelled this year, although a service in the park will go ahead.

THE annual Remembrance Sunday parade through Staple Hill has been cancelled this year, although a service in the park will go ahead.

The parade, from the Royal British Legion Club in Kendall Road, has been a tradition, with hundreds of people lining the road to watch as service veterans walk alongside the young towards the war memorial in Page Park.

But the Staple Hill branch of the Royal British Legion has announced the parade will not take placein 2017, although it is hoped it will resume next year.

It is understood the cancellation is linked to the unexpected closure of the club leaving no one in authority to take out insurance for the parade or to apply for road closures.

The event in the park run by the Staple Hill RBL Women's Section starts at 10.30am.