Organisers will now have to find £800 to pay for a private traffic management company or cancel the annual march to honour the fallen.
Jock Bryson, 82, who organises the poppy appeal in Melton Mowbray, Leics, said: ‘I feel disgusted that people went to war and gave their lives and now, all of a sudden, as we approach the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, the police are saying they are not going to help us.’Police insisted budget cuts and reduced numbers meant officers had to be deployed where risk is greatest.
A clinic in Hackney, East London, is offering support to those who helped tackle the Grenfell inferno and recent terror strikes in the capital.
On Monday, the Metropolitan Police Service admitted that tens of thousands of crimes would no longer be investigated.
Suspected cannabis farmers may be given a ‘get-out-of-jail card’ when police ask them if they are slaves.
Figures show there has been a huge surge in suspected forced labour used to feed the nation’s £1billion cannabis habit.
But the Avon and Somerset Police campaign was roundly criticised by charity bosses, politicians and members of the public via social media as a spectacular waste of time.