Mercian Regiment Parade and Freedom of the Town Ceremony - Tuesday 17th February 2015

People are being advised to plan their journey across town carefully next week ahead of the Mercian Regiments Parade.

Road closure with be in place whilst the troops Parade throughout the Town Centre and receive the Freedom of the Town on Tuesday 17th February 2015.

The Town Council has been working closely with Crewe Police, Cheshire East and other organisations to make sure that the event runs as smoothly as possible.

Earle Street and Prince Albert Street will be formally closed from 1.30pm, car parks on Heath Street and under Crewe Library will be particularly affected as well as the Disabled Parking Bays on Prince Albert Street.

The Mercian Regiment will begin their Parade at 2pm, passing through Chester Street, Delamere Street, Queensway on to Market Street and then back on to Earle Street ending on Memorial Square.

Councillor Pam Minshall, Mayor of Crewe, will inspect the troops on the Square before bestowing the Freedom of the Town upon them.

The Freedom of the Town is an ancient honour allowing the Regiment the privilege to march ‘through the streets on ceremonial occasions with drums beating, colours flying, and bayonets fixed’.

Councillor Pam Minshall, Mayor of Crewe, said ‘I am delighted to be presenting the Mercian Regiment with the Freedom of the Town on behalf of the residents of Crewe.  I would like to invite everyone to join Crewe Town Council on this historic occasion to honour our local servicemen’

Councillor Kevin Hickson, Leader of Crewe Town Council, said ‘We would welcome as many people as possible to support this historic occasion but urge people to plan their journey into Crewe carefully.  There will be restricted access into the Town Centre from 1.30pm until around 3pm.’

More information and further details regarding the Parade will be issued in due course.

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