THE Remembrance Sunday service in Wordsley will not be disrupted by traffic this year after residents have decided to step up to take road blocking measures into their own hands.

Holy Trinity Church-goers have been hampered in the past few years by noisy traffic driving past the High Street cenotaph during the two-minute silence, but members of the area’s street watch team are hoping to avoid the situation reoccurring this year.

Ward councillor Paul Brothwood said: “We have requested for the police to close the road during the silence, but if they don’t do it our street watch team will be out there doing it.”

The church will hold a service of Remembrance at 9.30am and wreaths will be laid at the cenotaph at 11am.

Elsewhere across the borough, veterans will be marking Remembrance Sunday with a series of services and parades.

In Stourbridge – veterans, army reservists and members of Stourbridge Air Training Corps will muster outside the Council House in Mary Stevens Park, Norton, at 10.45am and will parade at 10.55am to the cenotaph where a short service, two-minute silence and wreath-laying ceremony will take place at 11am.

A church service will take place at Quarry Bank’s Christ Church at 10.30am, led by Rev David Hoskins, and Park Road will be closed to traffic while legion members, ex-servicemen and women, Scouts, Guides, Brownies and Rainbows parade from the church at 11.30am to Stevens Park where wreaths will be laid at around 11.45am.

Park Road will be closed to motorists from 11.15am to 11.45pm for the duration of the parade which will be led by a lone piper.

While in Brierley Hill a service will take place at St Michael’s Church and wreaths will be laid at the war memorial on Church Hill, where people are asked to gather at 10.30am.

In Kingswinford, old soldiers will parade from the Royal British Legion HQ at 10.30am to St Mary's Church where a short service will take place at the war memorial outside ahead of a church service.

Afterwards veterans will make a return march to their Summerhill headquarters. Barriers will be in place for the duration of the parades which often comprise up to 500 people including legion members, the women’s section, cadet forces, scouts and guides.

The ‘Lost Sons of Wall Heath and Kingswinford’ will also be holding a commemorative display at Our Lady of Lourdes Church Hall – near the Royal British Legion HQ – between 10.30am and 2.30pm.

A service of Remembrance will also take place at Kingswinford Methodist Church, Stream Road, at 10.30am.

Members of the public and the congregation can add messages of remembrance to a poppy display on the cross at the front of the church, where a two-minute silence will be held at 11am on Sunday.

Labels, on which to write messages, are available in a box at the front of the church. The messages will then be intertwined with poppies on the cross by young church members who have made poppies from plastic bottle bottoms.

The Clent, Belbroughton and Fairfield Royal British Legion will hold its annual Remembrance event in Fairfield this year.

Veterans will muster at 10.15am on the car park at Fairfield Football Ground and at 10.30am they will parade to St Mark’s Church for a service at 10.45am which will be followed by the laying of wreaths at the war memorial at around 11.45am.

Meanwhile, Blakedown and Hagley Royal British Legion will hold its Remembrance service at St John’s Church in Hagley this year.

Veterans will muster at Hagley Primary School’s car park in Park Road at 9.30am for a walk to the War Memorial before a memorial service starts at 10am.

After the short service, the veterans will reassemble in Park Road before heading to the church where a service will be held from 10.30am.