Remembrance Sunday parades and civic services to pay respects to the fallen

Remembrance Sunday parade

Respects will be paid as we hold our annual Civic Parades and Remembrance Sunday services.

People are invited to the two Civic events that will take place in Huddersfield and Dewsbury on 12 November.

Mayor of Kirklees, Councillor Cahal Burke, said:

“Our Civic Remembrance Sunday events provide an opportunity to reflect on the ultimate sacrifices made by those in the Armed Forces.

“Without their bravery we would not enjoy the freedoms we have today.

“We must also pause to reflect on the service by those who have served and who currently serve in the Armed Forces and the support given to them from their families.

“These dedicated people continue to protect our country not just during conflicts but also during national emergencies.

“Our Civic events are important to our Borough and I encourage as many of you as possible to attend and pay your respects.”

Civic Services

The Huddersfield Service of Remembrance will be held in Huddersfield Parish Church at 10.50 am. The traditional remembrance service parade will start from Huddersfield Town Hall at 10.30 am and will re-form after the church service and return to the Town Hall where the Mayor of Kirklees will address the parade on Princess Street.

The Dewsbury Service of Remembrance will be held in Dewsbury Minister at 10.30am. The parade will start from Dewsbury Town Hall at 10.20 am and will re-form after the service and return to the Memorial Gardens on Longcauseway for a wreath-laying service.

Armistice Day commemorations, on 11 November, are being organised by individual organisations with people encouraged to observe the two-minute silence wherever they may be at 11am.

Road closures

A number of roads will be closed in Huddersfield and Dewsbury for the Civic Remembrance Sunday parades and civic services on 12 November.

No parking will be permitted on the parade route and surrounding areas from 8.00am.  Between these times no vehicles, other than emergency vehicles and those directly involved with the event, will be permitted through the closure.  The bus gate on Railway Street will also be suspended between 8am and 2pm on 12 November to allow for the diversion of traffic.

Here is the list and times of the road closures.


8.00 am – 1.00 pm

  • Corporation Street (from Princess Street to Ramsden Street)
  • Ramsden Street (from the junction of Albion Street to Victoria Lane)
  • Victoria Lane (from Ramsden Street to King Street)
  • King Street (from Victoria Lane to New Street)
  • New Street (from King Street to Kirkgate)
  • Kirkgate (from Market Place to Byram Street)
  • Byram Street (from Kirkgate to Church Street)
  • Byram Street (from Church Street to St Peters Street)
  • St Peters Street (from Byram Street to John William Street)
  • John William Street (from St Peters Street to Market Place)
  • New Street (from Market Place to King Street)
  • Peel Street
  • Princess Street (from Peel Street to New Street)


8.00 am – 1.00 pm

  • Town Hall Way (from Wakefield Old Road to Longcauseway)
  • Longcauseway (from Wakefield Old Road to Vicarage Road/Rishworth Road

10.00 am – 12.15 pm

  • Vicarage Road (Rishworth Road to Aldams Road/Savile Road)