Plans in place for a safe Remembrance Sunday in Plymouth

Plymouth’s Remembrance Sunday commemorations will look slightly different this year, as the city adapts to ensure that everyone is able to follow the COVID-19 safety guidelines.

There will not be a public Remembrance Service on Plymouth Hoe this year. The service usually attracts thousands of attendees so it would not be possible to maintain social distancing and would put vulnerable people, including veterans, at risk.

Remember, remember – safety first this November

People in Plymouth are being urged to make safety a priority this Bonfire Night.

Plymouth’s public event on the Hoe, which usually sees thousands of visitors gather to enjoy the bonfire and firework display has been cancelled due to COVID-19.

With organised Bonfire Night displays unable to go ahead, the message from Plymouth City Council, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service and Devon and Cornwall Police is clear: put safety first this year.

Plymouth goes large in 2021 with impressive event programme

Plymouth is bouncing back in 2021 with fresh plans for a year of events and activities starting from the exact date the Mayflower ship set sail 400 years ago.

A brilliant line-up including signature Mayflower 400 commemoration and city events will re-energise Plymouth next year.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, major events planned for the city this summer have been cancelled, including the British Firework Championships, the Ocean City Blues ‘n Jazz Festival and Mayflower Week.

Mayflower 400 Plymouth Programme - Latest Position

In light of the latest UK Government information and guidance regarding coronavirus, we are currently in contact with our many partners, event organisers and host venues in the city to work through the implications on the Mayflower 400 events and activity programme.

Plymouth’s Mayflower 400 events in March, April and May will be cancelled or postponed and we will announce details of what is happening on the Mayflower 400 website and through our social channels as soon as clear guidance is available.