Kirklees Council leader Clr Shabir Pandor is encouraging everyone to pay their respects to fallen heroes on Remembrance Sunday and to support the Poppy Appeal.

Clr Pandor said: “Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day are two of the most significant days in our diary every year.

“Last year, we were limited in how we could mark this important occasion due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but thankfully we’re in a position this year to be able to safely reintroduce traditional services.

“There is nothing more powerful than when we all come together each year to make sure our heroes are not forgotten and that we remember the sacrifices they made for the freedoms we all have today. I encourage everyone to pay their respects and to donate to the Poppy Appeal.”

Last year, there was a limited programme of events due to Covid-19. This year, with restrictions having been lifted, communities are once again planning parades and wreath-laying ceremonies.

Mayor of Kirklees, Clr Nigel Patrick, will lead the Huddersfield Service of Remembrance at Huddersfield Parish Church on Sunday November 14 at 10.50am.

The parade will start from Huddersfield Town Hall at 10.30am and will re-form after the service and return to the Town Hall.

Those entering church will be required to wear a mask at all times, unless exempt.