7 Jun 2018 - Neston Ladies Club Day
|Published: 2nd June 2017 12:02|
Neston Female Society's 204th Annual Procession
Headed by the Scots Guards Association
Will be held on Thursday 7th June 2018, from the Malt Shovel at 2.30pm
Neston Ladies Day. Photo © Bernard Rose
To enhance the traditional celebrations, the town centre will be closed to traffic throughout the afternoon and a programme of street entertainment is being organised by Hip & Harmony CIC.
Formal Road Closure Notice will appear here in due course.
12.30pm : Town Centre roads close to traffic (High Street, Parkgate Road, Brook Street) to allow for set up of stage at The Cross.
1.30pm : The Band will muster at Neston Royal British Legion in Chester Road.
1.45pm : Chester Road will close temporarily. The Band will parade from the British Legion to the Malt Shovel in Liverpool Road.
Live entertainment at The Cross begins
2.05pm : Line-up of walkers to begin at Malt Shovel
2.20pm : Liverpool Road will close temporarily, for the start of the parade.
2.30pm : The Band and Procession will leave the Malt Shovel and walk to the Parish Church.
2.50pm : Church Service and live entertainment at The Cross. (Liverpool Road will re-open)
3.50pm : Parade continues from the Church to The Cross for blessings and hymns at 4.00pm, then on to Neston Civic Hall for the Neston Female Society AGM and Tea. Chester Road will close to allow for the parade tonproceed
4.15pm : AGM and Tea, plus continued live entertainment at The Cross
5.00pm : End of programme, roads to re-open as soon as possible thereafter (by 6pm).
Chester Road Car Park will close on Sunday 3rd June to make way for the Fun Fair. It will be re-opened by noon on Sunday 10th June.
During the closure, Sainsbury's will be waiving their 3-hour-limit in the Multi-storey car park from Sunday 3rd June to Saturday 9th June inclusive. Motorists will also be allowed to park in the Royal British Legion car park on Chester Road throughout the week.
Neston Ladies Day Road Closures
On Ladies Day itself, the town centre will be closed to all traffic from 12.30pm to 6pm. This is to encourage a festival atmosphere, with Neston Town Council providing Hip & Harmony CIC with a grant to provide street entertainment, and to better ensure the safety of residents and visitors attending the event.
A traffic management company has been engaged to devise and signpost diversionary routes during the closure.
Liverpool Road will be closed from 2.20pm until 2.45pm for the start of the Parade.
High Street, Bridge Street, Brook Street and Parkgate Road will all be closed from 12.30pm to 6pm.
Chester Road will close from 1.30-2.00pm for the marching band and again from 4.00-4.15 for the Parade to make their way to the Civic Hall.
NB: Traffic will only be able to exit Sainsbury's via Raby Road until Brook Street fully reopens at 6pm.
In addition, Church Lane will be closed at the Parkgate Road end to the small bridge, from 1.30-5.00pm, for public safety.
All buses will terminate at the Ladies Walk bus stop during the road closure. Southbound journeys will operate via Raby Road, Raby Park Road and Breezehill Road, and Northbound journeys will operate via Raby Road and Liverpool Road. There will be a delay at 14:30 for 15 minutes for the procession. Notices will be displayed at stops to inform passengers of the arrangements.
Unfortunately, services through Parkgate will be suspended between 12.30-6.00pm Thursday June 7th.
AboutMyArea will publish a selection of photographs of the day, on Friday 8th June. You may also wish to submit photos for our contributors' gallery, by email here.
Open on Chester Road Car Park from Wednesday June 6th to Saturday June 9th. Opens at 6pm on Weds, 12 noon Thurs, 6pm Friday and 12 noon Saturday.
Neston Ladies Day (photos from 2008 onwards)
For more information, please contact the Hon Secretary Andrew Williams by email.