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Roads to be closed as Preston’s Muslim community parade through city

Posted on - 3rd December, 2016 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Deepdale, Events, Fishwick, News, Roads, Transport
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Last year’s procession took place on December 20

Preston’s Muslim community is to parade through the city’s streets on Sunday 11 December to mark the Prophet Mohammed’s birthday.

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Hundreds of people will take the parade route through Fishwick and Deepdale.

Rolling road closures are organised for the now annual event in Preston’s religious calendar.

Food and flowers are handed out to bystanders as the parade makes its way up Skeffington Road.

The meeting point is the Masjid-E-Aqsa mosque in Fishwick view and the route takes around two hours to complete, ending at the Masjid-E-Noor mosque in Noor Street, Deepdale.

Watch a clip of last year’s procession

Skeffington Road is to see parts of it closed throughout Sunday (11 December) morning as the parade takes place, from around 10am.

A spokesman for Preston Police said they would be helping facilitate the parade although the organisers had their own stewards and Preston City Council would be organising the road closures.

What time are the road closures?

From 1.30pm until 3.30pm the roads below are closed to traffic

Which roads will be closed?

Great Townley Street
from its junction with Fishwick View to its junction with Fishwick Parade
Fishwick Parade
from its junction with Great Townley Street to its junction with Scotforth Road
Scotforth Road
from its junction with Fishwick Parade to its junction with New Hall Lane
New Hall Lane
at its junction with Scotforth Road
Skeffington Road
from its junction with New Hall Lane to its junction with Castleton Road
Castleton Road
from its junction with Skeffington Road to its junction with Holmrook Road
Holmrook Road
from its junction with Castleton Road to its junction with Deepdale Road
Deepdale Road
from its junction with Holmrook Road to its junction with Argyll Road
Argyll Road
from its junction with Deepdale Road to its junction with St. Paul’s Road
St. Paul’s Road
from its junction with Argyll Road, to its junction with Noor Road
Noor Road
from its junction with St. Paul’s Road to its junction with Stanleyfield Road

What are the diversion routes?

The diversion routes are:
Fishwick View, Samuel Street and Fishwick Parade and vice versa.
Fishwick Parade, Fishwick Road, New Hall Lane, Waldon Street and Fishwick Parade.
New Hall Lane, Fishwick Road, Fishwick Parade and vice versa.
New Hall Lane, Stanley Street, Ribbleton Lane, Ribbleton Avenue, Blackpool Road, New Hall Lane and vice versa.
New Hall Lane, Blackpool Road, St Gregory Road, Skeffington Road and vice versa.
Skeffington Road, St Gregory Road, Blackpool Road, Ribbleton Avenue, Ribbleton Lane, Deepdale Road, Castleton Road and vice versa.
Deepdale Road, Sir Tom Finney Way, Blackpool Road, St Gregory Road, Skeffington Road, Castleton Road and vice versa.
Deepdale Road, Ribbleton Lane, Ribbleton Avenue, Blackpool Road, Sir Tom Finney Way, Deepdale Road and vice versa.
Deepdale Road, St George’s Road, St Paul’s Road and vice versa.
St. Paul’s Road, St George’s Road, Deepdale Road, Meadow Street, St Paul’s Road and vice versa.
St Paul’s Road, Meadow Street, Stanleyfield Road and vice versa.

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