Remembrance Sunday 2023 Service and Parade

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Remembrance Sunday 12 November 2023 – Ash Remembers

On Sunday 12 November 2023, all residents are invited to attend the public service and parade at the War Memorial on Ash Hill Road. Each year the whole village congregates in the area surrounding the memorial to attend a public service of remembrance. Ash Hill Road will be closed from 09:30 until 12:30 to allow residents to safely gather on the road and pavements.

Ash Hill Road

Due to the Remembrance Sunday Service and Parade, Ash Hill Road will be closed from its junction with the Shawfield Road/Vale Road/Wharf Road roundabout and its junction with the Fairview Road from 09:30 until 12:30 on Sunday 12th November 2023. Vehicle movement will not be allowed during the closure period. Access for emergency vehicles and pedestrians will be maintained at all times. The closure barriers will be manned at all times, ask a member of staff if you have any questions.

The event is organised by Ash Parish Council.

Remembrance Sunda

Parade & Service

The Parade is made up of local groups, governments, organisations & veterans who are connected with Ash Parish. The Parade leaves the Ash Centre 10:40 am and walks up the hill to the War Memorial at the top of Ash Hill Road. Churches together organise a service, which includes a two-minute silence at 11 am. Service sheets are available from the marshes in hi-vis. Ash Parish Council (APC) also provides digital copies to view or print on its website  The Service consists of readings,  hymns & wreath-laying, together with music provided by Cove Brass Band.

Following the conclusion of the service, the parade will return to the Ash Centre. Residents and parade members are then invited into the Ash Centre for tea and coffee, organised by churches together with donations to charity. Also on display within the Ash Centre will be the Peace Day Poppy Wall describing the residential location of all the persons listed on the war memorial.

Information to groups participating in the parade

The event organisers have created an information pack and placed it on the website. The pack contains the event timing and parade layout information for all groups taking part in this years parade.

Veterans invited to participate

Former service personnel are invited to participate in the parade. There is limited space at the War Memorial, if you have not pre-registered please make yourself known to a marshal on the day before the parade leaves. APC recommends pre-registering via the Ash Parish Council office. The registration process is aimed at ensuring all needs and modes of access are catered for in advance of the parade.

Order of service

A printed order of service will be available to collect from the marshals at the Ash Centre Car Park & War Memorial. A QR code will be visible to obtain a digital copy via smartphone. Residents may also obtain a copy via the Ash Parish Council website here:

Remembrance Sunday 2021
Ash Hill War Memorial

Car Parks on Ash Hill Road

Ash Centre Car Park  Closure on 10th November 2023

This car park is being closed on Friday evening (following the closure of the Ash Centre) in advance of the remembrance Sunday parade. Any cars left in the car park will be removed at the owners’ risk and cost. this is to allow members of the parade to congregate in the car park.

Coronation Gardens Sunday 12th November 2023

Access to and from the Car Park will be closed for safety reasons. Vehicles may remain in the car park but will not be permitted to leave during the Ash Hill Road closure. Ash Hill Road is to be closed between 09:30 and 12:30.

Ash Parish Council

Address: Ash Centre, Ash Hill Road, Ash, Surrey, GU12 5DP
Telephone: 01252 328287

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