Traffic delays expected during Buxton Carnival parade

Roads will be temporarily from around 1.30pm on Saturday for the Buxton Carnival parade.
Roads will be temporarily from around 1.30pm on Saturday for the Buxton Carnival parade.

Police are warning motorists to expect significant traffic delays during Saturday's Buxton Carnival parade.

Road closures for the carnival procession will be in place around the town from 1.30pm, lasting for two hours or possibly longer.

The parade starts from outside Buxton Railway Station at 2pm, following a route along Station Road, Spring Gardens, The Quadrant, St John’s Road, Burlington Road, West Road, High Street, Market Place and Terrace Road.

Safer Neighbourhood Team Sergeant Denis Murphy said: “We have been working with the carnival committee to ensure the safety of the parade.

"This means several roads will be closed during the event, which will be reopened by the marshals once it is safe to do so.

"We would ask motorists to avoid the area unless attending the event, and to be patient."

Bus stops on Buxton Market Place and Terrace Road will be shut from 1.30pm on Saturday and remain closed until Sunday morning, with services terminating elsewhere in the town.

The following services will be affected: Skyline 199, 190, TransPeak, 76, 185/186, 190, 58, 61, 65, 66, 442, 16.

Following the procession, services will start and terminate outside or adjacent to the railway station.

For more information, click here to visit the High Peak Buses website.

Police have been granted additional powers to help them deal with any anti-social behaviour in Buxton over the carnival weekend. A dispersal order will run from 6pm on Friday July 13 until 6pm on Monday July 15, covering Buxton town centre and parts of Fairfield.