Whit Friday
Oldham & Saddleworth
Date of next contest 14th June 2019



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Traffic & Parking Restrictions


Traffic and parking restrictions

Traffic and parking restrictions are imposed for the Whit Walks and for each contest site on Whit Friday. Oldham MBC impose parking restrictions in the immediate vicinity of each contest site wherever these are deemed necessary.  This document describes the extent of the waiting restrictions for each of the contests. Anyone infringing these restrictions risks a parking penalty.


Residents' parking

Unfortunately, this means that visitors and local residents wishing to park in these areas will have to manage as best they can. The individual contests are unable to suggest alternative parking. The restrictions only apply during the hours of the contests.


Road closures

The road closures and diversion routes are described here for the Whit Walks and for the band contests.

These maps show the signing and extent of road closures for the afternoon / evening Band Contest events and most of the waiting restrictions which apply all day:

The road closures in the earlier part of the day for the Whit Walks are not shown separately on these maps. They are a broadly similar set of closures mostly making use of the same signing as required.


Bus services

Subject: BUSES 81A 180 184 350 353 354 - Diversions due to Saddleworth Whit Walks and Band Contest | Greater Manchester | First UK Bus

Firstgroup Bus Company has drawn attention to this information regarding changes to routes (last year's information).