Pickwick road closures

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MOTORISTS are advised that the centre of Whalley will be closed to traffic next Thursday, December 6th, for the village’s annual festive extravaganza.

King Street in Whalley will close between Station Road and Accrington Road from 5-30 to 9 p.m. for the village’s annual Pickwick Night. Only accident and emergency vehicles will have access to the centre of the village during these hours. Bus routes through the centre of the village will also be affected.

Traffic approaching Whalley from the bypass will be diverted into the village via Wiswell Lane. A park-and-walk scheme will be available at the Sidings Car Park in Station Road accessible from Clitheroe, Longridge and Wiswell Lane.

A park-and-ride scheme will be available at the Foxfields Hotel, Langho, accessible from the A59 and Blackburn.

Whalley Pickwick Night is now in its 24th year and attracts hundreds of people to the Ribble Valley village.

This year’s event will mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens and will include pipe and brass bands, live music, children’s entertainment, street entertainment, over 35 stalls selling a range of festive goods and late-night shopping.