Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Lib Dems Act To Make Two Minutes’ Silence Truly Silent

Cambridgeshire Liberal Democrats have gained the backing of the police for their call to make the two minutes’ silence on Remembrance Day truly silent.

Councillor David Jenkins, who represents Cottenham, Histon and Impington on Cambridgeshire County Council, pushed for a strategy which would allow traffic to be stopped when wreath laying and the Act of Remembrance was taking place near main roads across the county.

He said: “I am delighted with the common sense response from the police to my request to make the two minutes’ silence really silent.

“The Act of Remembrance is a very sensitive matter and it is difficult to observe two minutes’ silence with vehicles streaming past. Stopping the traffic for just two minutes will give everyone a chance to reflect.

“It is only once a year that this happens and it is right that people should take time out of their busy lives to remember those who gave their lives for us.”