Approximately 800 people attended the annual open-air Service of Remembrance held on Sunday 13th November at the Village Green in Castle Bromwich. The service at the War Memorial was led this year by Rev. Gavin Douglas, Rector at St. Mary & St Margaret Church. Councillor Mark Hayes, Chairman of the Parish Council, laid the wreath on behalf of Councillors, Officers and Staff of the Parish Council.

Youth Councillor Natasha Browne laid a cross on behalf of all Youth Councillors. Wreaths were also laid by official representatives of the Royal British Legion, with local organisations and members of the general public placing personal tributes and poppy crosses.

The March and official Salute saw an estimated 160 participants, with a growing number of young people taking part. Everyone attending was invited to return to Arden Hall for refreshments. Cathy Tibbles, Clerk to the Council, thanks all of the voluntary helpers without whose assistance the Council would find it much harder to manage the event.

The reliable group of helpers, who give their time so generously on the day and with planning beforehand, would always welcome more support on the day to cope with the growing public attendance. A new appeal for safety marshals next year is now being made so if you want to know more about helping on 11th November 2012, please send your contact details to the Clerk at the Parish Council Office in Arden Hall.