During the event, Maidstone’s Mayor – Councillor Marion Ring, will be joined by Lt Col M S Jones MBE RE, Commanding Officer of 36 Engineer Regiment and the Queen’s Gurkha Engineers to take the salute from the parade.
Maidstone Borough Council will be providing an order of service and Union Flags for those attending which will be available on the day in Jubilee Square.
The parade and service are well attended by military and civilian organisations, and members of the public. In order to ensure the safety and security of participants and spectators of the event it is necessary to close roads along the route of the parade and around the Memorial.
Details of the day are as follows:
10:20 The parade will step off from County Hall along Week Street, the High Street and Lower High Street, to the bridge system. The parade will cross the bridge and march to the war memorial in the Broadway (opposite Maidstone West Railway Station)
10:50 The Service of Remembrance will commence at the Memorial and will be followed by the laying of wreaths
11:15 The dignitaries’ party, followed by the parade, will process back across the bridge and into the High Street where the Mayor and Commanding Officer
11:25 The parade turns into Week Street and makes its way to its point of dispersal
Road closures to be put in place between 09.45 and 12.30, using rolling closures where possible, although roads will be reopened once the procession has passed are:-
Road closures will only be put into effect to allow the safe formation and passage of the parade and for the safety and security of the service. Diversions will be in place and it is unlikely that any roads will be closed for the full length of time, however, roads will be closed as deemed necessary between these times.
We apologise for the inconvenience the road closures, parade and service may cause you but trust you will understand the importance of commemorating Armistice Day and remembering the men and women who have been killed or wounded in conflict.
Thank you in advance for your patience on Remembrance Sunday.
Mayor of Maidstone