This year, people are invited to attend the Remembrance Day and Remembrance Sunday services taking place in the Royal Borough. 

On Remembrance Day (Thursday 11 November) the council is holding a short Act of Remembrance starting from 10.55am at the War Memorial outside Maidenhead Town Hall. The Act of Remembrance will be led by The Mayor, Councillor John Story and those attending will observe a two-minute-silence at 11am.

On Remembrance Sunday (14 November) the council will also hold two services from 10.50am in Windsor and Maidenhead and observe a two-minute-silence at 11am.

The Windsor service will be held at the war memorial on Windsor High Street outside the Parish Church of St John the Baptist and will be attended by the Mayor.

The Maidenhead service will be held at the War Memorial outside Maidenhead Town Hall, and will be attended by the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Gary Muir.

Both of these services are organised in partnership with our local branches of the Royal British Legion, who will be in attendance. Ex-service, uniformed, and youth organisations will also be in attendance and participate in the wreath laying ceremony.

The Mayor, Councillor John Story, said: “I am pleased that following last year’s restrictions, we are once again able to hold our Remembrance services in-person.

“The Royal Borough and its community have always had a strong connection to Her Majesty’s Armed Forces and the council is pleased to have a gold award as part of the Armed Forces Covenant.

“I invite all residents to attend our services if they are able to, and to join with us in remembering those who have sacrificed so much in past wars or conflicts for the freedoms that we enjoy today.

“This year’s Poppy Appeal has also recently launched, so please remember to show your support by donating towards the appeal and wearing your poppy with pride.”

Donations for the Poppy Appeal can be made online or from a number of local businesses within the Royal Borough.

Remembrance In The Yards raises £647 for The Royal British Legion at Windsor Yards

Windsor Yards are delighted to launch their Remembrance Recycled Poppy Canopy! To honour 100 years of The Royal British Legion in a particularly unique way this year, Windsor Yards created a recycled poppy canopy with the support of the local community that has proved very popular with shoppers since its launch - as well as helping to raise £647 for The Royal British Legion!

The centre has been decorated throughout with poppies created from recycled plastic bottles to commemorate this period of reflection and respect.

Windsor Yards' Remembrance Recycled Poppy Canopy

Shoppers, residents and visitors were encouraged to take part by creating and donating hand-crafted poppies and plastic bottles in the lead-up to Remembrance Day with the aim to create an eye-catching display throughout the centre. For every poppy donated, Windsor Yards pledged to donate £1 to The Royal British Legion.

The response has been very positive with Poppies continually arriving at the Donation Drop Off points at Timpsons, Waitrose, Fatface and Craft Coop – all of whom, along with Eton Wick School, have wholeheartedly embraced the initiative.

The Centre has received 647 recycled poppies to add to the display and Windsor Yards will be contributing £647 to support The Royal British Legion.

Rob Gramson, Windsor Yard’s Centre Manager comments, “It’s been amazing to see how our local community have pulled together to make over 600 recycled poppies to raise money for The Royal British Legion. We’re really happy with our recycled poppy canopy and have enjoyed seeing customers reactions to the eyecatching display. Pop in to the centre and see for yourself the beautiful canopy of poppies, it’s an ideal setting for a selfie or social media posts – help spread the word for a very worthwhile cause!”

Windsor Yards is also home to the main Poppy Appeal collection point in Windsor and have volunteers selling poppies outside the entrance to Waitrose. Pop by to get your poppy from 10am - 4pm Monday to Saturday and 11am - 5pm on Sundays, and leave a donation for The Poppy Appeal. 

Windsor Yards' Remembrance Recycled Poppy Canopy

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