THERE will be a number of road closures in place in Stockton Heath this Saturday.

This is in order to make way for Stockton Heath Walking Day.

The popular event comes to the village each year and sees a procession pass through the streets before a fun filled afternoon takes place.

The following roads will be closed for vehicles between 1.30pm and 4pm:

  • Alexandra Road
  • Ellesmere Road - from London Road to Francis Road
  • Grappenhall Road - from Sandy Lane to London Road
  • London Road - from Sandy Lane to Ellesmere Road
  • Walton Road - from London Road to Belvoir Road 
  • Bedford Street
  • Chapel Lane
  • Francis Road
  • Parkgate Road
  • Heath Street
  • Victoria Road
  • West Avenue 

Alternative routes will be available for through traffic

  • via B5156 Fairfield Road, Ackers Road, A56 Chester Road, A56 Grappenhall Road and Sandy Lane.
  • via Sandy Lane, A56 Grappenhall Road, A56 Chester Road, Ackers Road, Hunts Lane, A50 Knutsford Road, A5061 and Knutsford Road. 
  • via Belvoir Road, Whitefield Road, Cawdor Street, Orchard Street, Sandy Lane and vice versa.

A spokesperson for Warrington Borough Council said: “Bicycles and Tricycles are included in the term ‘vehicle’ and must not be ridden through any of the above streets during the hours specified.

“Any person willfully acting in contravention of the above order will be liable to a penalty not exceeding £400.

“Vehicular access to premises will only be permitted under the guidance of the organisers. Pedestrian and emergency routes will be maintained.”