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Roads closed for EDL 'protest' day
6:00am Thursday 10th October 2013 in News
The EDL and other counter-demonstrations will lead to road closures and other disruption in the city centre, Bradford Council has said.
From midnight tomorrow, Bridge Street, Vicar Lane, Hall Ings, Market Street, and Sunbridge Road will be closed to traffic. No parking on these roads will be allowed.
As the EDL demonstration will be taking place on Bridge Street, there will be no vehicle or pedestrian access to and from Bradford Interchange at Bridge Street on Saturday. During the road closures, signed diversions will be in place.
At Bradford Interchange the main entrance, car park and taxi rank will be closed.
Access between Bradford Interchange and the City Centre will be by the Nelson Street entrance.
Please allow extra time for your journey.
From the first bus of the day, all the Interchange buses will be diverted via Nelson Street, which will also become the pedestrian access.
Taxi ranks will also be temporarily closed at Bradford Interchange, Drake Street, Norfolk Gardens, Bank Street and Vicar Lane but will be available on Nelson Street, Upper Piccadilly, Westgate, John Street. Forster Square taxi rank will be relocated to a temporary site on Valley Road.
Leader of Bradford Council, Councillor David Green and Chief Executive Tony Reeves said: “The police and Council want to apologise in advance to city centre users and businesses but the disruption, which we will keep to a minimum, is designed to maintain public safety.
“We do not want the demonstrations in Bradford but we have no legal powers to ban them. We hope that they will be over by the afternoon and all the roads will be able to open up again as soon as possible.”
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