Stapleford to host military freedom parade

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Stapleford will celebrate Armed Forces Day with a special military parade next month, and businesses are being asked to show support.

Soldiers and veterans from 170 (Infrastructure Support) Engineer Group will march through the town centre on Saturday, June 24, starting at 11am.

They will be exercising their Freedom of Entry to the Borough of Broxtowe alongside veterans from the Royal Engineers Association and the Royal Engineers Reserve Band.

A Broxtowe Borough Council spokesman said: “Residents are urged to take to the streets and give a rousing welcome to our Army heroes.”

Stapleford Community Group are also involved in the event, with a competition between High Street businesses to decorate their windows in a suitable theme.

Group secretary Donna MacRae said: “Judges will be visiting the High Street on Friday, June 23, at 10am to choose the three top displays places which will hopefully be announced at the parade.”

“We look forward to seeing all the hard work that it is put into these events by local businesses.”

As the route will be closed for the parade there will be some traffic disruption.

The events follows parades in each of Broxtowe’s four towns after the council decided to 170 (Infrastructure Support) Engineer Group for their outstanding achievements, commitment and dedication in the service of their country.

For more information, call the civic office on 0115 9173210, email civic@broxtowe.gov.uk or visit www.broxtowe.gov.uk/freedomparade.