Monday, 22 April 2019

Marshals required for parade

VOLUNTEERS are needed to help marshal the Remembrance parade in Wargrave.

Thames Valley Police says it will no longer provide traffic control for the event.

Hundreds of people take part in the annual parade, which is organised by the Wargrave branch of the Royal British Legion.

It travels through the village to St Mary’s Church on Remembrance Sunday.

All marshals are required to have a qualification in traffic management and the branch says it will send five volunteers on a one-day course. Any residents already with a qualification and who are willing to help are asked to make contact. 

Last year, the Legion raised about £600 to hire a team of traffic marshals via a private company.  But it says it is unlikely to be able to do this every year.

Chairman David Smith said: “The parade is an essential feature of our village life which helps to remind us all of the importance of remembrance.

“Many other towns and villages have already cancelled their parades — please do not allow Wargrave to be added to that list.”

Anyone interested should call Mr Smith on 0118 940 4752 or David Butler on 0118 940 3707.

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