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Shrewsbury road closures in place for HM The Queen on Wednesday 27 March

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With just days to go until Shrewsbury hosts HM The Queen on her first official visit to the town, people are being warned of some road closures that will be put in place.

On Wednesday 27 March 2024 Her Majesty will be visiting the Farmers’ Market in The Square, before travelling to Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings.

People are encouraged to come into town and enjoy the occasion, but to avoid driving into the town centre.

Vince Hunt, Chairman of Shropshire Council, said:-

“We are delighted to welcome Her Majesty to Shrewsbury, and it would be marvellous if there were crowds in The Square giving her a warm welcome.

“It is a great honour to be hosting the visit and, while we know it will cause some disruption to residents and businesses, everyone involved is keen to keep that to a minimum. All the shops and businesses will be open as usual, and road closures and parking restrictions will be in place for as short a time as possible. I am sure Her Majesty will enjoy both the Farmers’ Market and catching a glimpse of our vibrant county town at its best.”

Some roads will be completely closed to traffic on the day, while others along the route into town will be temporarily closed to allow the cortege to pass by. Traffic may also be halted temporarily.

Drivers are also warned that any vehicles left in the restricted areas will be removed.

Road closures

The following roads will be closed from 7.30am until 2pm on Wednesday 27 March:-

  • Wyle Cop: only upwards towards High Street
  • High Street
  • Milk Street
  • Market Street
  • Princess Street
  • The Square
  • Shoplatch
  • Bellstone

Parking restrictions

On street parking will be suspended from 6am on Wednesday 27 March:-

  • Wyle Cop
  • High Street
  • Fish Street
  • Shoplatch
  • Barker Street
  • Claremont Street
  • Belmont
  • Princess Street
  • College Hill

Park and Ride

Visitors are advised to use the Park and Ride services where possible. They will be running to the following stops:

Harlescott Park and Ride – Shrewsbury Railway Station, Castle Street and Dogpole

Meole Park and Ride – Asda, bottom of Wyle Cop, railway station at the lights end of Smithfield Road, Castle Street and Dogpole

Oxon Park and Ride – Frankwell Island, railway station lights at the end of Smithfield Road, Castle Street and Dogpole

Please check with your bus driver on the morning of travel for your pick-up location if looking at a return journey in this timeframe, or contact your bus company for advice prior to the event.