Judges to parade through Preston city centre

Posted on - 12th September, 2017 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - City Centre, Preston City Centre, Preston Council, Preston News, What's On in Preston
Church Street is to see a lane closed for a fortnight Pic: Tony Worrall
Part of Church Street will be closed for the judges procession Pic: Tony Worrall

Road closures are being put in place as the annual judges parade takes place in Preston city centre.


Dating back centuries the procession sees the judiciary for Preston and Lancashire make their way through the city’s streets.

It means Birley Street and Church Street are to be closed during the morning of Tuesday 3 October.

Birley Street will be completely closed with Church Street shut from its junction with Birley Street to the junction with St John’s Place.

The closures are between 9.30am and 10am and then again from 10.45am to 11.30am.

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Diversions are via Church Row, Grimshaw Street and Lancaster Road.

The Mayor of Preston will lead the procession which sees judges from across Lancashire join it.

In 2014 the procession was scrapped due to the costs of policing it, but it was brought back in 2016.

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