PEOPLE are being urged to donate to the Royal British Legion’s annual Poppy Appeal ahead of this weekend’s Acts of Remembrance.

The Ilminster Civic Remembrance Service will be held at the Minster Church on Sunday at 3pm, followed by wreath laying at the war memorial.

This year’s Act of Remembrance will be included in the 10.30am church service and the 11.11.11 flag will be flown from the Minster during the week.

A Remembrance Parade will follow the usual format in Ilminster with those wishing to march gathering in Frog Lane at 2.35pm.

After the service and wreath laying the parade will march to Greenfylde First School by way of Silver Street, Ditton Street, Canal Way and Wharf Lane, led by the Stoke-sub-Hamdon Band.

Deputy Lieutenant of Somer-set Lord Cameron, High Sheriff of Somerset Sylvana Chandler, Colonel Paul Richardson, Lt Cdr John Gunn, David Laws MP and the Ilminster Mayor Roger Swann will take the salute in Canal Way.

People wanting to lay wreaths on Sunday have been asked to be in the Minster Rooms by 2.30pm and seated in the choir stalls by 2.50pm.

A parade will take place in Chard on Sunday morning from the Guildhall to St Mary’s Church in time for the 11am silence.

The procession will meet at the Guildhall at 10.15am and move off at 10.35am up Fore Street and along Holyrood Street before gathering at St Mary’s Church.

Crewkerne Royal British Leg-ion will bring the Armistice Day commemorations a day forward this year – people are asked to gather on Saturday for a short service of Remembrance and wreath laying in Falkland Square from 10.45am.

The Remembrance Sunday commemoration will go ahead as normal, starting at 9.45am with a march from Severalls Park Avenue before arriving at the war memorial and then on to St Bartholomew’s Church for a service at 10.45am.