Thursday, September 30, 2021

Mayor's Civic Service and Parade to pay tribute to local volunteers


  • Mayor welcomes civic dignitaries, local veterans, uniformed groups and members of local voluntary organisations at a service to thank volunteers in the Borough
  • Parade will start at Coronation Park at 2.15pm Sunday 2 October before arriving at St. Anne's Church

The Mayor of West Lancashire, Councillor Gordon Johnson, accompanied by his Mayoress, Mrs Jacqueline Johnson, and the Deputy Mayor and Deputy Mayoress will be holding his annual Civic Service this Sunday.

The Mayor will be welcoming civic dignitaries from neighbouring Lancashire authorities and the Deputy Lord Lieutenant. Members of the Council and Officers will also be in attendance and local veterans, uniformed groups and members of local voluntary organisations have also been invited along with other special guests.

The service is to thank all the volunteers in the Borough who work tirelessly for our residents and to also support the Mayor's chosen charities for his Mayoral year, the Birchwood Centre and St. Anne's Guides, Brownies and Rainbows.

Councillor Gordon Johnson, said: "It is a pleasure and honour to meet with all the local volunteers that make West Lancashire the great place it is and this service will pay tribute to the great work that the do".

"As a volunteer myself, I've witnessed the selfless way volunteers give their time and energy to those who need it most, and I'm proud to be able honour them at this ceremony."

The parade will be leaving Coronation Park in Ormskirk at 2.15pm parading down Park Avenue onto Aughton Street and heading up to St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church on Prescot Road. The Skelmersdale Prize Band will be leading the Parade.