The traditional Remembrance Sunday observance around the war memorial in Hollins Green has been cancelled this year on the advice of Warrington Borough Council.
Alan Domville, who has co-ordinated the event for many years, told the Local Mag that he had hoped a short ceremony could be possible after having spoken to the Council some weeks ago but it is not to be.
Rixton with Glazebrook Parish Council received further advice from the Council and agreed that it should not go ahead this year because social distancing could not be observed.
For that reason, there also cannot be a special service in St Helen’s Church on Remembrance Sunday morning.
Last year’s observance at the war memorial attracted more than 400 people, the highest attendance in more than 60 years.