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Remembrance Day

You can pay your respects to the nation’s fallen servicemen and women at Victoria Park this Sunday to commemorate Remembrance Day.

A parade made up of members from the Armed Forces, Veterans and Cadets will step off from De Montfort Hall at about 10.45am along Centenary Walk to the Arch of Remembrance followed by the official wreath laying parties.

The service will begin at 10.55am, led by Right Reverend Martyn Snow, Bishop of Leicester, with support from Dave Andrews, a former BBC Radio broadcaster.

Two minutes of silence will be observed at 11am, marked with the firing of salutes at the beginning and end of the silence. Park users with young children or pets are advised to be aware that salutes are very loud and may cause alarm or distress.

Wreath laying

Official wreaths will be laid by Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire, Colonel Murray Colville and The Lord Mayor of Leicester, Councillor George Cole, together with representatives from local emergency services, military units and faith representatives. There will be an opportunity for members of the public to lay wreaths at the end of the Service.

Car parking and travel

Granville Road car park will be closed from 11.59pm on Saturday 12 November 2022 until around 1pm on Sunday 13 November 2022, but a very limited number of spaces for disabled and blue badge holders will be available at the top end of the car park. These must be booked in advance by sending us an email at or calling 0116 454 0020.

Road closures will be in operation on both Granville Road and Regent Road from 9.30am but access will be given to Salisbury Road residents. Affected roads should re-open at approximately 12.15pm.

Order of Service

You can view and download the Order of Service below.