Northampton borough council encourages residents to park in the town centre due to lack of Racecourse parking this bonfire night

The Northampton borough council is calling on firework goers to park in the town centre and walk to the Racecourse for fun, ahead of the display on Saturday, November 5.

Tuesday, 1st November 2016, 6:00 am
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 4:47 pm

There is no parking on site so spectators due to attend the bonfire night activities are encouraged to make use of the free weekend parking in multi-storey car parks such as St Michael’s and the Mayorhold and walk the short distance to the Racecourse.

Some disruption will be expected on surrounding roads such as Kettering Road, East Park Parade, Kinsley Road, St Georges Avenue, Colwyn Road, Beaconsfield Terrace, Leicester Street and Trinity Avenue, due to the large number of people attending the firework display.

Northampton borough council cabinet member for community engagement, councillor Anna King, said: “The bonfire and fireworks display is a great family friendly event, which attracts crowds of thousands of people from all over Northampton.

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“With so many people expected to attend the event, and no parking available at the Racecourse, we do ask for people to plan their travel to and from the park, allowing for plenty of time and where possible, to park in the town centre and walk.

“We’re sure it will be a fantastic event and we look forward to welcoming you all there.”

Alternative £1 parking is offered to residents of the town on the night such as, flat surface car parks, such as those at Campbell Square and on Market Street.

The family friendly event, which will feature food stalls and fairground rides, is set to start at 2pm and guests from Heart FM will join on site to get everyone ready for the bonfire and spectacular fireworks display at 7pm before drawing to a close at 8.30pm.