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Christmas Lights - Road Closures

Wednesday November 20 2013

THE day has finally arrived! After weeks of waiting, Barnsley's Christmas lights will be switched on tonight. Don't forget about these road closures.

The event will call for road closures to be in place from 10am to 10pm and vehicle users are asked to note that between these times the following roads will be affected.

Church Street (from Eastgate to Shambles Street) Sadler Gate (full length)
St Mary's Gate (full length)

A diversion will be in place along Old Mill Lane, Harborough Hill Road, Westway and Shambles Street.

Kendray Street (from Midland Street to Eldon Street), Eldon Street (full length) and Market Hill (full length) will also be closed between 5.55pm and 6.15pm as the fireworks display takes place.

For our full WAB Guide on what's going on, click here.

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Reply Posted by mrx on Wednesday November 20 2013 at 10:26
Wonder how many of those that was complaining will be there to watch

Reply Posted by Unhappy Market Trader on Wednesday November 20 2013 at 14:51
Why close the roads all day????? No wonder its been dead today!!!!! No thought for the regular traders as usual!!!!!!!!

Reply Posted by mandy on Wednesday November 20 2013 at 14:56
sorry unhappy market trader,i visited Barnsley town center around 11.30am,it was heaving around the poundshop and indoor market area,we called into the indoor market and the bank on mayday green,we were gueueing in every place..

Reply Posted by Mystery on Sunday December 1 2013 at 11:14
Roads closed all day cos the stage for the switch on event didn't just materialise across the top of Regent Street at 5pm. It took all day to set it and the sound system up ready for the advertised time.

Reply Posted by A on Wednesday November 20 2013 at 20:48
sorry market trader but i have a shop on upper may day green arcade and i had one of the best days ever, its been so busy up hear, let it carry on!!

Reply Posted by digsys dinner on Wednesday November 20 2013 at 21:03
Its a shitemare