Road closures for Girls’ Night Out and Battle of Britain parade

Battle of Britian Parade and Church Service, in Bury St Edmunds, last year. Photo: RAF Honington.

Residents and businesses in the historic core of Bury St Edmunds are receiving letters warning them of possible disruption caused by road closures and parking suspension in the Angel Hill area due to forthcoming events.

The first event, the St Nicholas Hospice ‘Girls’ Night Out’, is to be held on Saturday, September 10.

The entire Angel Hill parking area will be closed to all vehicles from 6pm on Friday, September 9, until 3am Sunday, September 11. The loading bays on Angel Hill will also be closed to parking, outside the Athenaeum and outside the One Bull Public House.

The second forthcoming event is the Battle of Britain Parade and Service on Sunday, September 18.

Parking in the entire Angel Hill area, Crown Street laybys and Honey Hill laybys to the front and side of St Marys Church will be suspended and will be closed to all vehicles from 6pm on Saturday, September 17, until 2pm Sunday, September 18. Angel Hill Road will be closed to through traffic from 10am to 2pm on Sunday, September 18.

Chequer Square parking will also be closed to all vehicles/motorcycles from 6pm on Saturday, September 17, through to 2pm on Sunday, September 18.

The northerly diversion route will be Northgate Street, Tayfen Road, Parkway, Westgate Street, and Crown Street. In a southerly direction the diversion route will be Honey Hill, Sparhawk Street, Southgate Street, Maynewater Lane, Westgate Street, Parkway, Tayfen Road and Northgate Street. Please note: Honey Hill will be closed for approximately 10 minutes between noon and 12.30 pm on Sunday, September 18.

Residents are being thanked for their forbearance of any disruption and inconvenience, but being assured that safety and security is paramount for these events to take place.

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