ACCRINGTON‘S Remembrance Day service has been moved back to its "spiritual home" at the cenotaph in Oak Hill Park.
The venue of the service has been the subject of great controversy in recent years.
It was moved to the town centre amid fears that elderly ex-servicemen would find the steep walk up Manchester Road too difficult.
But many veterans complained that the mobile painted memorial erected in front of the Town Hall was "tatty" and that as a result the service lacked dignity.
For the last couple of years an independent "breakaway" group has organised an unofficial Oak Hill Park service alongside the town centre one.
Now, after talks between Hyndburn Council and the Royal British Legion, it has been decided to unify the services in Oak Hill Park, with transport being provided there and back.
Elsewhere, the Oswaldtwistle parade will go right along Union Road rather than using the side streets and the Church parade will stick to its usual route after fears it might have to be changed because of police safety concerns.
Council leader Peter Britcliffe said: "We have worked hard this year to give people what they want and to avoid any disputes which can mar what should be a solemn occasion.
"We want the services to be commemorated in the best way for everyone.
"It’s a day for remembering all those who gave their lives in conflict and it’s even more poignant this year since it is the 90th anniversary of the end of the First World War.
"Also, the terribly tragic death of Private Jason Rawstron from Clayton-le-Moors in Afghanistan is still deeply etched in our minds.
"It’s vital that the various services taking place around the borough are at the right time and place for everyone, and this year we believe they are.
"I would urge people to attend and make this the biggest and best Remembrance Day we have ever known."
Transport to the Accrington service will leave Crawshaw Street at 10am on Sunday followed by a service at 10.30am and the observing of the traditional silence at 11am.
A parade back to Accrington Town Hall will begin at 11.30am, with transport again provided for those who do not wish to walk.