Leeds ,
25
August
2017
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09:57
Europe/London

Plan your journey ahead of landmark carnival celebration

Motorists in Leeds are being urged to plan ahead as the city prepares to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Leeds West Indian Carnival.

This Monday’s carnival will feature a spectacular parade including dazzling costumes, Caribbean music, stalls, fun fair rides and world cuisine.

The parade will start at 2pm and will travel along Harehills Avenue, turning onto Roundhay Road then Chapeltown Road before returning to Potternewton.

The landmark event will see road closures and restrictions in place in and round the Chapeltown area along the parade route.

In order to ensure there is enough space for those taking part and the thousands of spectators,some roads will be closed from 5pm on Sunday, Aug 27 and will reopen at 5.30am on Tuesday, Aug 29.

Roads affected will include Chapeltown Road, Harehills Lane, Harehills Avenue, Avenue Hill, Saville Drive and Mexborough Drive.

A full list of road closures and timings can be found at: http://www.leeds.gov.uk/residents/Pages/Leeds-West-Indian-Carnival-2017-road-closures.aspx

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