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Michael demands assurances about policing of Remembrance Parades

6_November_2015_Barnsley_Chronicle_Parade.jpgThe Barnsley Chronicle today reports that Michael has welcomed the news that the Hoyland and District Royal British Legion (RBL) Remembrance Parade will now go ahead, but has demanded assurances from South Yorkshire Police to seek assurances that local Remembrance Parades will be policed in future, despite Government cutbacks to policing.

After Michael's campaign with the local RBL sparked national outrage, Lee Pilling from Go Traffic Management stepped in to offer the Parade the specialist support it would usually receive from the police, meaning it can now go ahead as normal.

Commenting Michael said:

"The news is a victory for this year's Parade, which is now expected to see the usual large turnout, but concern remains over the long term viability of Remembrance Parades after massive Government cuts to police budgets meant South Yorkshire Police said they would no longer be able to provide officers to assist the RBL with road closures."

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