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Traffic and travel advice ahead of Armed Forces weekend

1:22 pm, Friday, 21st June 2024 - 3 weeks ago

General

North East Lincolnshire Council is urging people to plan ahead for the Armed Forces Day celebrations to avoid disappointment.

On Friday, early evening, the Community Carnival will travel from Grant Street to Haverstoe Park, so there will be several closures in place to make the roads safe for participants.

Over the weekend, the main Armed Forces weekend celebrations will take over the main part of the resort, from Sea Road to Brighton Slipway, as well as Lower Kingsway, part of the Leisure Centre car park and the Boating Lake, so there will be road closures in place as normal.

Details of these are below, subject to minor change.

ROAD CLOSURES

Full weekend closures:

From 12noon Friday 28 June to 11.59pm Sunday 30 June

  • Alexandra Road / High Cliff Road between the junction with Yarra Road and the junction with Brighton Street.
  • Seaview Street (including the Plaza car park) between the junction with Cambridge Street and High Cliff Road (essential business access will be permitted until 10am daily).
  • New Road, between Sea View Street and Knoll Street (essential business access will be permitted until 10am daily).
  • Knoll Street between the junction of New Road and the junction with Alexandra Road.

Day closures:

Additionally, there are a number of specific day closures to allow for the main event set up and operation.

Friday (28 June)

Grant Street area:

From around 2:00pm until 8:00pm the following roads will be closed to all traffic:

  • Grant Street between Poplar Road and Prince’s Road.
  • Poplar Road between Grant Street and Station Road.
  • Grant Street between High Street and the junction with the Station car park.

Essential business access will be maintained at all times except when the Community Carnival is in progress. 

During the period 5:30pm-8:00pm the following additional roads will be closed to general traffic:

  • Grant Street between the Station car park access and Norfolk Lane.
  • Norfolk Lane (whole length).

There will be no vehicle movements permitted in these areas to maintain the safety of participants and we’ll open these roads as soon as it is safe to do so.

Central Cleethorpes area:

From around 5:45pm until 8:30pm on Friday 28 June, the following roads will be closed to traffic to allow the movement of the Community Carnival:

  • High Street between Cross Street and Alexandra Road, there will be no access into High Street from Osborne Street during these times.
  • Alexandra Road (whole length), there will be no access onto Alexandra Rd from the side roads whilst the parade passes. Please note the full weekend closure will remain in place from Yarra Road to Brighton Street.
  • High Cliff Road (whole length), there will be no access onto High Cliff Rd from the side roads whilst the parade passes. Please note the full weekend closure will remain in place from Yarra Road to Brighton Street.
  • Kingsway (whole length), there will be no access onto Kingsway from the side roads whilst the parade passes.

There will be no access to North and Central Promenade from around 5:45pm until 8:30pm.  If you need to leave these areas, please ensure that you do it before 5:30pm. 

Cromwell Road area:

From around 6pm until 9pm on Friday 28 June, the following roads will be closed to all traffic to allow the movement of the Community Carnival:

  • Cromwell Road (whole length) there will be no access onto Cromwell Rd from the side roads whilst the parade passes.
  • Hardy’s Road between Cromwell Road and the junction with Lindum Road.

Residents in this area can leave via Oxford Street if they need to during the road closure period. 

Saturday (29 June) and Sunday (30 June)

From around 12:30pm until 2pm, in addition to the full weekend closures, the following roads will be closed to all traffic to allow the movement of the Military Parade.

  • Grant Street between High Street and the Station car park.
  • High Street between Cross Street and Alexandra Road, there will be no access into High Street from Osborne Street during these times.
  • Alexandra Road (whole length), there will be no access onto Alexandra Rd from the side roads whilst the parade passes.
  • High Cliff Road (whole length), there will be no access onto High Cliff Rd from the side roads whilst the parade passes.

There will be no access to North and Central Promenade from around 12:45pm until 2:00pm.  If you need to leave these areas, please ensure that you do it before 12:30pm. 

Other weekend closures will remain in place.

BUSES

Stagecoach services that normally travel along Alexandra Road, High Cliff Rd and Kingsway (Services 3,4,5,6,8,9,10) will be diverted through an alternative route, missing out the closed roads listed above. The diversion will be along St Peter’s Avenue, Highgate, Thrunscoe Road and Queen’s Parade. Don’t forget, you can travel by local bus for just £1 at the minute from 6pm Mon-Fri, and all day at a weekend for a single journey!

CAR PARKS, both public and private

Aside from the restrictions below, all other car parks in the resort will be open as usual. Visit Car parks | NELC (nelincs.gov.uk) for maps.

In addition, private car parks will be in operation in the resort:

  • Wonderland Car park at the end of North Prom
  • Cleethorpes Cricket Club are offering car parking over the weekend.

There are also many car parks in the centre of Grimsby, with bus services to and from Cleethorpes up to every 15 minutes (every 30 minutes on Sunday) to 11pm (from Cleethorpes. Visit Stagecoach’s website: https://www.stagecoachbus.com/promos-and-offers/east-midlands/grimsby-servicesor download the Stagecoachbus app.

Temporary car park suspensions:

  • Sussex Recreation Ground will be suspended as a car park between 4pm and 6pm on Friday 28 June.
  • Haverstoe Park car park will be suspended as a car park between 5pm and 10pm on Friday 28 June.
  • Grant Street car park – will be closed on Friday 28 June for the Community Carnival but will be open on Saturday and Sunday as normal.

Access restrictions:

  • North Prom and Central Prom: Friday 28 June: No access / exit to or from the area between approximately 5.45pm and 8pm to allow the safe passage of the Carnival. Saturday 29 June: no access / exit to or from the area between approximately 12:45pm and 2pm to allow the safe passage of the military parade.
  • Grant St car park: Saturday 29 June: No access to Grant St from High Street between 12noon and 2pm.

Car Park closures

  • Knoll / Civic and Cleethorpes Town Hall car parks will be closed Friday 28 June to Sunday 30 June.
  • Sea View Street car park (The Plaza) – will be closed from Friday 28 June to Sunday 30 June
  • Cleethorpes Leisure Centre – will be closed to all users except Lincs Inspire Leisure Centre Pass holders and Blue Badge holders from 11pm on Tuesday 25 June (after the venue closes) to 6.30am on Tuesday 2 July. Entry to the car park will be managed by security.
  • Thrunscoe Land (Boating Lake car park) – (Bays to the right of the entrance, towards the light railway) will be closed Friday 28 June to Sunday 30 June. The remaining bays to the left of the entrance are open as usual. 

On-street parking bays

Parking bays in the closed roads will automatically be suspended. This includes the Alexandra Road from Yarra Road to High Cliff Road, and High Cliff Road to Brighton Street.

There are other parking and waiting restrictions in various areas across the resort, including on St Peter’s Avenue, Sea View Street, Alexandra Road, Highgate, Thrunscoe Road, Queens Parade, Hardy’s Road and Chichester Road. Please look out for the yellow roadside signs that will detail the times of the parking suspensions in each location.

HGV ACCESS TO NORFOLK LANE

The weight limit on Poplar Road will be temporarily suspended to allow HGV access to businesses on Norfolk Lane.

Local rail service

At the moment, there are no engineering works registered on railway company websites. For rail services and timetables, check out: www.nationalrail.co.uk.

TransPennine Express information: There is a strengthened 6 car class 185 services between Liverpool and Cleethorpes at key points on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. There is also a half hourly back up shuttle bus service between Grimsby Town Railway Station and Cleethorpes Railway Station in case the trains are full. This will run from 0830 – 1300 and again between 1530 – 2100 on both Saturday and Sunday.

To keep up to date on the details of the weekend as they are announced, visit www.armedforcesnortheastlincolnshire.co.uk or the Armed Forces Cleethorpes Facebook page.

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