HUNDREDS of people are expected to honour Winsford war heroes at the annual remembrance service and parade on Sunday.

This year's route will be shorter because of new rules but will assemble as usual on the drive to Wyvern House council offices at 10.15am.

The parade, led by the Salvation Army Band, will proceed via The Drumber and Dene Drive to the town centre through the side entrances to Fountain Court.

Rev Chris Moore from St Chad's Church, chaplain to Winsford town mayor Cllr Ailsa Gaskill-Jones, will conduct the service at around 10.45am.

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Hundreds are expected to join veterans to honour Winsford's war heroes

Following the act of remembrance, Deputy Lord Lieutenant Bill Holroyd CBE DL will lay a wreath on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen.

The town mayor and consort Matthew Gaskill-Jones will place wreaths on the War Memorial and the Boer War Memorial in memory of Winsford men and women who gave their lives for their country.

The service will mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

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Young people from various uniform organisations will march to the town centre on Sunday

At the conclusion of the service, the civic party will take leave to receive the march past on the old Civic Hall car park.

Members of the public wishing to attend the service are strongly advised to arrive in the town before 10am as a number of town centre car parks will not be available after that time.

In the past, police officers have been used to close roads. Traffic management should now be funded by event organisers.

Cheshire West and Cheshire Council is footing the bill this year but in future the town council will have to include the cost of road closures in their annual budget.

Slight changes have been made to this year's route but the town council hopes to return to the original route for 2020.

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A CWAC spokesman said: "A review carried out by the police has highlighted that police officers are being used to close roads when the more appropriate approach is for event organisers to apply for road closures, meaning that on November 10, 2019, a reduced number of police officers will be providing traffic management across Cheshire.

"We have concluded that traffic management this year will be provided throughout highways contractor Ringway and will be paid for by Cheshire West and Cheshire Council."