Whit Friday
Oldham & Saddleworth
Date of next contest 25th May 2018



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Traffic & Parking Restrictions

Traffic and parking restrictions are imposed at each contest site on Whit Friday.

One way traffic controls are applied at:

The afternoon road closures are detailed here (2016 arrangements).


Whit Walks

There are also road closures in the morning for the Whit Walks - detailed here (2016 arrangements).


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.


Resident's Parking

Oldham MBC impose parking restrictions in the immediate vicinity of each contest site wherever these are deemed necessary. Anyone infringing these restrictions risks a parking penalty. 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.

Parking restrictions are detailed here (2015 arrangements - probably unchanged).