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Hundreds of people are expected to attend Ripley's Market Place
including school children and Royal British Legion Riders to mark
this year's Remembrance Day.
11 November 2011 marks a unique date in the history of the event
and the Council is urging the public to reflect and remember those
who have died in armed conflict since the First World War and those
who are currently serving their country in other conflicts
throughout the world.
Each year, the Mayor of Amber Valley joins fellow councillors
and Council employees to observe the Two Minute Silence at the
steps of Ripley Town Hall. This year, because the date is unique
the Council is urging even more people to join the Mayor at the
Town Hall before 11am on Friday 11 November.
As part of the Remembrance, 41 pupils from St John's Primary
School in Ripley and as many as 80 pupils from Ripley Infants
School will present remembrance themed art to the Mayor before
observing the Two Minute Silence.
Businesses, shopkeepers and market traders are also invited to
join the Council in remembrance before 11am.
Councillor Ron Ashton, Mayor of Amber Valley Borough Council
said: "This year is a rare moment to stand together to reflect on
the price of freedom. We want to use the event as an
opportunity to invite as many people as possible to join us in
remembering those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country
and an opportunity to stop and think about the men and woman
currently making sacrifices. The Town Hall remains a
significant focal point in Ripley, and the sight of a large number
of people reflecting together is a powerful symbol that remembrance
on such a poignant day can be brought into the everyday life of the
As usual in Ripley, Derbyshire Police will stop traffic shortly
before the Silence and the Derbyshire Branch of the RBL Riders will
stage a ride through near to the Market Place before the
To raise awareness of the day giant poppies have been placed on
lampposts in Ripley Market Place and the Market Café will be
dressed for the occasion in support of Remembrance Day
A maroon fired from Crossley Park will mark the beginning and
the end of the Two Minute Silence in Ripley and Amber Sound FM will
relay the Reveille from All Saints Church in Ripley to the people
gathered at the Market Place.
Ripley Market will continue to operate as normal but the car
park on Ripley's Market Place will be closed to vehicles from 9am
In addition to this, as a mark of respect and to reflect the
importance of events both locally and nationally, every Remembrance
Sunday will be exempt from parking charges in all Amber Valley
Borough Council operated car parks. It means that all Council car
parks will be free in Alfreton, Ripley, Belper and Heanor from 8am
on Sunday 13 November until the following Monday morning.
For further information please contact Luke Barrett
Communications Manager on 01773 841 655 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes to editors
Photographs are available with the Mayor from 1030 when children
from two schools will present poppy themed art on the Market
Place. At the same time, the Derbyshire branch of the
'Legion Riders' will ride motorbikes through Ripley's one way
system from the Cooperative Supermarket on Derby Road, before
gathering on Ripley's Market Place.