Temporary closures of roads for Folk Festival
Folk Festival Road Closures
6 June 2017 by James
Due to the size and nature of the event, it is important that we close roads at certain times of the weekend for the safety of our performers and attendees. You can find the road closure times and information below.
Roads closed 6pm Friday 9 June to 5pm Sunday 11 June: East Borough, The Square, High Street, Church Street, West Row, Corn Market and Cook Row.
Roads closed 1pm to 3:30pm Saturday 10 June: Park Lane and East Street for the procession.
The alternative route for diverted traffic will be via Rowlands Hill and Hanham Road (and via Park Lane and East Street except during the procession on Saturday 10 June).
Stewards will be stationed at strategic points to ensure only those taking part in the festival and emergency vehicles have access. However, access for commercial vehicles only to the Town Centre up to 10am on Saturday & Sunday will be permitted.
If any of our road closures affect access to your property, we are sorry for any inconvenience caused. If you have any concerns during the festival weekend, please speak to one of the festival stewards, who will be clearly identifiable with high-vis jackets and ID badge.