.© Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council and the Remembrance Parade Committee. 2012 Photos ©Paul Hincks and used with permission
The Nuneaton Remembrance Parade Committee is tasked by the council with organising the annual Remembrance Parade. The Parade falls on the Sunday nearest to the 11th November.
The committee members are ex services, council representatives, representatives of the local cadet forces (Navy, Army and Airforce), representatives of 30th Signal Regiment, representatives of the Scouts and Guides, Salvation Army and The Royal British Legion. We can also call on specialised advice through the council.
The Remembrance Parade has taken place in its current form for many years, but surprisingly enough there are always things that need either fine tuning or reworking completely.
The latest problem has been the decision by the ACPO (Association of Chief Police Officers) to withdraw from assisting in marshalling and traffic management of events. This has caused severe problems for some local groups, and indeed the council has had to find extra monies to bring in outside contractors certified under the National Highways Sector Scheme to install, maintain and remove temporary traffic management e.g. advanced warning signs and those road signs, barriers and cones required to deliver a safe event.
We work closely with many partners, especially the Borough Council and the County Council, we liaise with the blue light services to discuss evacuation routes, expected numbers, emergency plans, with the Rope Walk Shopping Centre and local businesses for the road closures, with our barrier contractor for crowd control barrier set up and strike down plus the myriad queries that crop up as the Parade draws nearer.
For everything to do with the day to day running of the Borough
For all things County, e.g. roads, schools, grass verges, streetlights
For all things to do with the Poppy Appeal.
NB:The Royal British Legion HQ do not organise parades.