The following Press Release has been issued jointly between St Saviour's Church and South Yorkshire Police:
The funeral of Mr Alan Greaves will take place at St Saviour’s Church, Mortomley Lane, High Green Sheffield at 12noon on Wednesday 6 February 2013. Alan, 68, died after sustaining head injuries on Greengate Lane in High Green at around 11.10pm on Christmas Eve last year.
Given the limited seating in St Saviour’s Church, the whole service will be relayed to a large screen at St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, which is about 100 meters up the road from St Saviour’s. Receptions after the service will be held in St Saviour’s Church Hall and St Mary’s Church Hall.
At the request of Mrs Maureen Greaves all are welcome and are advised that there will be provision of a warm drink and cake to all those not able to witness the service from within St Saviour’s and St Mary’s Church and will be served prior to the start of the service.
To accommodate the large number of mourners it is requested that all those wishing to attend allow sufficient time in order to be in position no later than 11.30am.
Limited parking will be available in Thorncliffe Park where there will a number of stewards to assist. For those able to, it is suggested that wherever possible attendees park away from the immediate area and walk the remaining distance.
From 10am to 2pm on Wednesday 6 February, there will be road closures from the junction of Mortomley Lane and Wortley Road to the roundabout, and the junction of Greengate Lane and Mortomley Lane.
Businesses and schools will be operating as usual but those affected are advised to monitor newsletters, websites or contact providers directly to familiarise themselves with provisions for the day.