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Audley and Alsagers Bank Remembrance Day Services Sunday 12th November 2023

Audley and Alsagers Bank Remembrance Day Services

Sunday 12th November 2023

Remembrance Day
(Photos Copyright Around Audley (Shraleybrook Media))

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience however there will be road closures in place from approx 9.30am until 12.00pm latest on Sunday 12th November 2023 due to the parade at Audley and then the outside services which will take place at both Cenotaphs in Audley and Alsagers Bank around 10.45am.  The roads will be reopened as soon as possible, once the parade in Audley has walked through the routes as shown below.

However the immediate area around the Cenotaphs at Alsagers Bank High Street and Audley Church Street will be closed to all traffic between 10am and 11.30am – times may be altered slightly on the day but are not expected to exceed these times.

AUDLEY PARADE AND SERVICE (roads closed from 9.30am)

Meet at Bridge Close, Bignall End (please park considerately).  At 10am approx, you will proceed along Stephens Way – Gresley Way – Boyles Hall Road – New Road towards the Audley Community Centre.  Band to join the parade at by Castle Hill (entrance to Audley Community Centre Car park) at approx. 10.35am.  Audley Brass to lead the parade into Church Street ending by the cenotaph at St James Church (to arrive at 10.45 a.m.) Following the service at the Cenotaph, a church service will be held at St James for all those who wish to attend.  Please note the roads will be reopened as soon as the cenotaph services have finished, so please disperse as soon as possible.

Wreath laying:

If you wish to lay a wreath during the service in Audley, before the start of the service (or at the correct point during) please stand along the wall to Wilbraham House on the left hand side of the cenotaph (nearest to the car park entrance to the Butchers Arms) to form a queue.

Wreaths will be laid after The Reveille in the below order:

  • Civic VIPs
  • Representatives of regular forces
  • Representatives of territorial and reserve forces
  • Representatives of ex-Service associations, including RBL & RBLWS
  • Representatives of uniformed public services (police, fire brigade, ambulance services)
  • Representatives of uniformed voluntary services (St John, Red Cross etc)
  • Representatives of cadet forces
  • Representatives of youth organisations
  • All other community groups and members of the public

ALSAGERS BANK SERVICE (High Street to remain closed from 9.30am at the junctions with The Drive and Heathcote Road)

All are invited to attend the Church Service at St Johns Church at 10.15 a.m. A further service will take place at the cenotaph on Church bend, Alsagers Bank at 10.50 a.m. (Please make your own arrangements to attend safely).  The main road (High Street) will be closed from the junction of Heathcote and from the junction of The Drive between 9.30am until 12pm latest. The roads will be reopened as soon as the cenotaph services have finished, so please disperse as soon as possible.

Wreath Laying:

If you wish to lay a wreath at Alsagers Bank please join the queue, alongside the cenotaph.   Wreaths will be laid after The Reveille in the order as per below:

  • Civic VIPs
  • Representatives of regular forces
  • Representatives of territorial and reserve forces
  • Representatives of ex-Service associations, including RBL & RBLWS
  • Representatives of uniformed public services (police, fire brigade, ambulance services)
  • Representatives of uniformed voluntary services (St John, Red Cross etc)
  • Representatives of cadet forces
  • Representatives of youth organisations
  • All other Community Groups and members of the public

Changes to Bus services on Sunday 12th November 2023 during the Remembrance Day Parade and Service

Please note that the D&G Bus service 1B will not run in Audley between 09.15 and 11.15.
Buses will restart at 11:45 from Newcastle and 12:15 from Audley.  Please check the Bus Apps and websites for exact timings.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

You can find the details of the road closures and the route for the parade by clicking on the below links:

Road closures Sunday 12th November 23 – Audley Remembrance Parade 

Road closures Sunday 12th November 23 – Alsagers Bank Service