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Newport to mark Remembrance Sunday with annual parade


Newport’s annual Remembrance parade and service will take place on Sunday 14 November in Newport city centre.

The Newport Stedfast Band will lead the parade which will leave High Street at 10:35am making its way to the Cenotaph at Clarence Place.  The City of Newport Male Choir will also be in attendance at the cenotaph along with the Newport Borough Brass Band.

The service, led by the Bishop of Monmouth, the Very Reverend Cherry Vann, will take place at the Newport Cenotaph at 10.58am with the guns sounding at 11am to mark the start of the two minute silence.

Following the wreath laying ceremony and service, the Lord Lieutenant, the Mayor of Newport, High Sheriff, the Leader of Newport City Council, CO of the 104 Regiment, together with the VIP party, will then take the salute as the parade walks past.

Those invited to take part in the parade will include standard bearers, ex-servicemen, members of the Royal British Legion, councillors, associations, Armed Forces, including representatives from the recently recommissioned HMS Severn, emergency services and youth groups.

Residents are advised that there will be road closures in place from 7am – 1pm.  The roads affected will be; Upper Dock Street (from Skinner Street to Old Green roundabout), Old Green roundabout (including slip roads), Old Town Bridge, Clarence Place, Caerleon Road (from Clarence Place to Church Road), Chepstow Road (from Clarence Place to Cedar Road), Corporation Road (from Clarence Place to St Vincent Road) and East Usk Road (from Clarence Place to Tregare Street).

Other services to mark remembrance include the Caerleon Remembrance service and parade on Sunday 14 November at 10am and the Merchant Navy remembrance service, which will take place on Saturday 20 November at 10:45am, at Mariners Green.  This will be attended by dignitaries including the Lord Lieutenant of Gwent, the Mayor of Newport, the Leader of Newport City Council and representatives from the Merchant Navy Association.