The Remembrance Day parade in Nuneaton went ahead as usual with the ‘13th City of Coventry Scout Group Marching Band’ leading the procession and Listers Volkswagen
Nuneaton providing much needed support to ensure the event ran smoothly.
Earlier in the year, fear and doubt was cast over whether the event would even take place, as due to cutbacks, the local police were not able to assist the proceedings through monitoring road closures and managing the traffic, security and safety at the event.
Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council have strict health and safety guidelines to adhere to meaning Band Director and parade organiser Roy Nowell, MBE, had to find alternative funding for a traffic management firm to provide marshals and signage.
Listers Volkswagen Nuneaton and Toyota Nuneaton heard of the predicament and were happy to help. Roy Nowell, MBE said, “We’re delighted and very grateful that Listers VW and Toyota have come forward and offered to pay the costs”.
The event was attended by around 300 people consisting of members of St. Giles Church, Royal British Legion, Explorers, Scouts, Cubs, Beavers and the general public. The street march was taken by around 100 people in all.
Afterwards, the Reverend Andrew Gandon of St. Giles Church thanked Listers Group for their help as he feared that without their support the service would have had to be curtailed severely.