Surrey Heath will pay tribute to those involved in the First World War and Second World War and more recent conflicts with Remembrance events across the borough on Saturday 1 November and Sunday 9 November.
Poppy Launch Day
Camberley’s first Poppy Launch in aid of the Royal British Legion (RBL) Poppy Appeal takes place on Saturday 1 November, with events including singing, dancing and performing arts starting from 9am in Park Street. Military groups such as the RBL Standard Bearers and the RBL Brolly Ladies will also feature in a parade.
A maroon will be fired at 11am, with an exhortation by the Mayor of Surrey Heath, Cllr Bob Paton, followed by a 30 second silence. The Mayor will then officially open the day, before poppies will be presented to the mayoral party by a Poppy Petal. A special poem will also be read.
Remembrance Sunday services across the borough are organised by the RBL, with Surrey Heath Borough Council (SHBC) and the military working together to support the event.
Cllr Paton and his consort Mrs Carol Paton will attend St John the Baptist Church, Windlesham with SHBC’s Executive Head of Transformation, Richard Payne, at 10.30am. The Mayor, his consort and SHBC Chief Executive Karen Whelan, will then visit St Michael's Church, Camberley, for a 2pm service.
A parade including Cllr Paton, Lt Col Dan Rex, Assistant Commandant of Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS) and Commanding Officer Sandhurst Support Unit and SHBC Chief Executive Karen Whelan, will then be held along the A30 London Road. Wreaths will be laid at the cenotaph by the RMAS. Sea cadets, army cadets and the army brass band will follow after the parade ends.
Deputy Mayor Cllr Joanne Potter will attend All Saints Church, Lightwater from 10.15am. At 3pm she will then visit St Lawrence Church, Chobham.
Road closures on 9 November include:
10am – 11:30am: Church Lane between School Close and A322 Guildford Road.
Road closures from 3pm to 4:30pm include:
London Road (A30) between Knoll Road and Charles Street junctions.
High Street, from St George’s Road to the London Road access. Diversions via Knoll Road.
Eastbound traffic on A30 London Road: Diversions via Charles Street, Southwell Park Road, Pembroke Broadway, Portesbury Road and Knoll Road.
Westbound traffic on A30 London Road: Diversions via Knoll Road, Portesbury Road, Pembroke Broadway, Southwell Park Road and The Avenue.
Traffic parked in the High Street beyond St George's Road will need to U-Turn at Park Street, leaving via A30 London Road/Knoll Road diversion.
2:30pm – 4:30pm: Windsor Road and the High Street - from Chertsey Road junction to Station Road junction.
10:30am - 11:30am: All Saints Road closed.
10am – 12:30pm: Church Road closed.
No planned road closures.