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Mayor reverses decision to cancel Saltash Remembrance Day Parade, but he will not be going

The Mayor of Saltash has confirmed that the Remembrance Day Parade will go ahead, despite his decision earlier this week to call it off. Credit: PA Images

The Mayor of Saltash has reversed his decision to call off the annual Remembrance Day Parade, after a petition was signed by more than two thousand people.

It was announced earlier this week that the parade was called off, because officials reportedly "didn't want children to go hungry or get cold".

A petition to reinstate the much-loved service was signed by more than two thousand people and Saltash Town Council has now revealed it will go ahead on Sunday 11 November.

The town's Mayor, Councillor John Brady, will not be going.

More than two thousand people signed a petition, calling on the Mayor to reinstate the much-loved annual parade. Credit: ITV West Country

It will be organised by Saltash Chamber of Commerce, starting at 11:15 from the middle of Fore Street and ending at the Memorial Peace Garden in Alexandra Square.

Afterwards there will be a pebble-laying event to honour those who sacrificed their lives in the Great War.