THERE will no public service in Cardigan this year on Remembrance Sunday (November 8) due to the continuing coronavirus pandemic.

Instead, people are being asked to pay their respect in private, either at the cenotaph on North Road throughout the day, or at home.

The Mayor and Mayoress of Cardigan will place a wreath on behalf of the Town Council and observe a two-minute silence with a small group of military personnel and the Rev John Bennett at 11am (approximately 12 people).

A council spokesperson said: “We do not want a public presence at this time, and will be inviting all individuals and associations who would usually be present to pay their respect or lay their wreaths to do so throughout the day (avoiding between 11am-11.30am).

“We encourage all acts of remembrance to proceed but on a totally different format to what is traditionally held.

“A meeting has been held with the usual Remembrance Sunday organising party and this was the favoured format following Welsh government, Ceredigion County Council and military branches guidance.”