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Spalding and Holbeach get set for Remembrance Sunday parades when rolling road closures will be in place




Temporary road closures will be in place for Remembrance Sunday Parades in Spalding and Holbeach on November 10.

Spalding branch of the Royal British Legion's parade musters in Market Place before marching off at 10.15am to the war memorial in Ayscoughfee Gardens.

That means restricted parking overnight on November 9/10 in Market Place - so the area is clear for ex-service groups to gather - and brief, rolling road closures as the parade goes to and from the gardens.

Spalding's 2018 Remembrance Sunday Parade in Market Place
Spalding's 2018 Remembrance Sunday Parade in Market Place

Parking in Market Place will not be possible on November 10 until about 1pm.

The Rotary Club of South Holland will take charge of the road closures to safeguard those in the parade and the public.

Steve Colby, from the club, said: “We hope that motorists will act with restraint and understanding on this occasion. Stewards at each road closure point will be able to advise alternate routes around the town if necessary.”

Air cadets at Spalding's 2018 Remembrance Sunday Parade
Air cadets at Spalding's 2018 Remembrance Sunday Parade

The parade goes fromMarket Place through Bridge Street, over High Bridge, turns right into Churchgate and then left into Ayscoughfee Gardens.

Roads affected are:

* London Road towards High Bridge will close at its junction with Vine Street.

* High Street will close at its junction with Holland Road

* Church Street will close at its junction with Love Lane and Halmergate

* Cowbit Road will close at its junction with Churchgate and Love Lane

As soon as the parade is inside Ayscoughfee Gardens all roads will reopen so traffic can passnormally.

The parade returns to Market Place by the same route and road closures will be applied again.

* The Holbeach parade musters at 1.55pm outside Holbeach Community Centre in Fishpond Lane and marches off at 2.05pm to All Saints’ Churchyard, in Church Street, for the Act of Remembrance and wreath laying.

Then participants go into the church for the service before mustering again in the churchyard for the Evening Hymn and Sunset.


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