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Road closures during festival weekends at Sandwell Valley

Thursday, 16 September 2021


Visitors, businesses and residents are being reminded of the measures in place to minimise disruption ahead of two weekends of entertainment at Sandwell Valley Country Park. The country park in West Bromwich is hosting two weekends of festivals and music this weekend and next weekend:

• MADE Festival on 18 September 2021

• UB40 Live From the Valley on 19 September 2021

• Elrow Midlands on 25 and 26 September 2021

There will be a number of road closures around the Valley during both events. Residents and businesses located within the pink area shown on the map (see map provided) have been allocated parking permits to park during the festivals. Emergency vehicles and carers will be able to access to properties at all times.

A fully managed event traffic management plan has been developed for the events, which includes measures to ensure community impact is minimised where possible while ensuring the safety of event visitors.

These measures include:

• Controlled parking zone (8am - midnight)

• Resident access only road closures (8am - midnight)

• Road closures for a short period after each event to ensure the safety of visitors leaving the event (9pm to midnight)

The roads shown in the pink area (see map provided) which will be affected by the event traffic management are as follows:

• Salter’s Lane

• Warstone Drive

• Devonshire Drive

• Woodward Street

• Slaithwaite Road .

• Kiniths Way

• Lyndon Grove Kiniths Crescent

• Hallam Drive

• Hallam Close .

• Little Lane

• New Street North

• Park Crescent

• Christina Court

• Summer Street

• Stoney Lane

• St Clements Lane

• Taylors Lane

• Sandwell Road West

• Albion Field Drive

• Grafton Road

• Sheridan Street

• Graham Road

• Lloyd Street

• Dagger Lane

• Church Vale

• Parsonage Street

• Holyoak Street

• Lyndon Grove

• Cottrell Street

• Lewisham Street

• Temple Meadows Road

• Europa Avenue

• St Augustus Close

• St Caroline Close

• St Eleanor Close

• St John’s Close

• St Kenelm’s Close

• St Edmund Close

• St David’s Close

• St Benedict’s Close

• Priory Close

• St Christopher Close

• St Cuthbert’s Close

• At Valentine’s Close

• St Martin’s Close

• Offini Close

• St James Close There will also be a number of roads closed during the evening to ensure event visitors are able to leave the venue safely.

The following roads are closed from 9pm to 12 midnight on both weekends.

• Walsall Street

• Reform Street

• Seagar Street

• Hallam Street

• Lloyd Street

• Dagger Lane

• Church Vale (Dagger Lane – Parsonage Street)

• Cooper Street

• Park Street

• Treddles Lane Councillor Danny Millard, Sandwell Council’s cabinet member for culture and tourism, said: “We are very excited to be hosting some incredible festivals at Sandwell Valley after the difficult year we have had with Covid-19 pandemic. “We have worked with the event organisers to ensure that we minimise disruption to residents, visitors and businesses while these events take place at Sandwell Valley “We have put in place robust measures to ensure that residents and businesses can access their homes and businesses.

We have also made sure that emergency vehicles and carers can access homes and businesses at any time during the festival road restrictions.” Find out more about the measures in place in and around Sandwell Valley Country Park during festival weekends by visiting

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