Motorists are advised that several roads in Clitheroe will close Thursday 9 and Saturday 11 August, for the 2018 Clitheroe Food Festival.

New Market Street will close between 6.00am and 8.00am Thursday 9 August to allow coning of one side.

From 2.00pm Thursday 9 August the Market car park and New Market Street will be closed and remain closed until Sunday 12 August. Employers and residents on New Market Street are kindly asked to park elsewhere during the festival period. Vehicles left parked on New Market Street after 2.00pm on Thursday are parked at their own risk and may be forcibly removed to prevent accidents occurring.

From 6.00am until 8.00pm on Saturday 11 August the length of Castle Street in the town centre of Clitheroe will close extending from a point adjacent to its junction with Castlegate to its junction with King Street and King Lane.

Castle Street, New Market Street, Market Place, King Lane, King Street (down to Maxwell’s) will be closed to all traffic from 6.00am to 8.00pm on Saturday 11 August.

Railway View Avenue will be accessible only for residents and blue badge holders

Access to Wellgate and York Street will be via Church Street.

Railway View car park will be closed on Saturday 11 August to all but blue badge holders and stall holders.

Traffic from Whalley Road and Moor Lane direction following the current one way system will be able to proceed up Moor Lane on to Castlegate, turn left along and down Parson Lane, turn right along Station Road and pass Clitheroe Rail/Bus Interchange.

There will be no alternative routes available for the closure of New Market Street, King Street or King Lane.

A Park and Ride facility at Clitheroe Auction Market will be in place again to encourage visitors to park out of the town centre. This will be signposted from the main access roads in the town. This will run from 9am and the last bus will be at 5pm.

A Fun Fair has been organised to run on the Castle Field during the Food Festival.

The event, organised by Ribble Valley Borough Council, is expected to attract more than 18,000 visitors, and will showcase some of the best food producers in Lancashire.

The Food Festival starts at 9.00am in Clitheroe on Saturday 11 August, and further details are available from Mark Beveridge, Head of Cultural and Leisure Services, on 01200 425111, or the Clitheroe Food Festival website http://clitheroefoodfestival.com/