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Remembrance Parade Npcc Letter2015

Remembrance Parade Rbl Letter2015
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Every year we hear reports that a handful of local authorities and police forces have sought to charge Legion branches for providing logistical assistance at Remembrance parades and commemorative events. Whilst we are pleased to say that such reports are usually rare and isolated instances, it's appreciated how frustrating it must be to deal with unhelpful local officials. With this in mind, the Legion recently produced two letters concerning Remembrance parades and commemorative events, which we hope will go some way to improving the experiences of our committed branches and members.

Linked above are digital copies of the letters that we recently put together with support from the Local Government Association (LGA) and  National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC).  As you can see, the letters are primarily intended to prevent Legion branches being charged for logistical support at Remembrance parades and commemorative events, but they also remind local authorities and police forces of their civic duty in relation to organising these important community occasions.

Members are free to share the letters with relevant local officials in the hope that any disputes or disagreements might be more swiftly and easily resolved.  Should you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Public Affairs team via publicaffairs@britishlegion.org.uk.

Many thanks in advance for your assistance, and all the best for another successful Remembrance period.

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