NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Preston City Council in exercise of its powers under Section 21 of the Town Police Clauses Act 1847 has made the above-mentioned Order.
The effect of this Order is that on Saturday, 4th June 2022 from 1.00 p.m. to 4.45 p.m. or until opened earlier with the express permission of a police constable in uniform or the Council’s Director of Customer Services or his authorised representative, no person shall cause or permit any vehicle other than a vehicle forming part of or otherwise used in connection with the Goosnargh and Whittingham Whitsuntide Festival or emergency service vehicle, from proceeding along the following lengths of road:-
Goosnargh Lane- from its junction with Mill Lane for 300 metres in a westerly direction
Mill Lane- from its junction with Goosnargh Lane for 100 metres in an easterly direction
Church Lane- from its junction with Mill Lane to its junction with Whittingham Lane
Whittingham Lane- from its junction with Church Lane to its junction with Cumeragh Lane
Cumeragh Lane- from its junction with Whittingham Lane for 350 metres in a southern direction
The diversion route for the above road closures will be via Goosnargh Lane, Langley Lane, Inglewhite Road, Halfpenny Lane and Cumeragh Lane in both directions.
The above road closures are necessary to prevent obstruction of the streets at the time of public procession.
It is once again with deep regret that, in view of the continued situation, we have decided to cancel this year’s Festival which was due to take place on June 05th. The rates of COVID 19 while still dropping have not reduced to a level that we feel comfortable proceeding with the Festival in the way we would like. We understand the need for the village to celebrate and we are planning to organise a Scarecrow Festival similar to the event last year to allow everyone to get some fun from what would have been the week of the festival. Please look out for further announcements on this topic
As I am sure you are already aware, the coronavirus pandemic has meant that it is now vital to limit social contact and avoid gatherings. For that reason, I have made the difficult decision to cancel our Spooktastic event this year.
While I know this is very disappointing I hope you can understand the decision I have had to make. I feel I can’t host a fabulous Spooktastic event whilst implementing all social distance requirements to keep all our attendants and staff safe at this time.
Although I am very disappointed that the event will not be going ahead, as this will be my 8th year hosting, I am very positive that we will be back in 2021 with an even bigger and better event! I thank you all for your understanding in this matter. And I would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to all the wonderful volunteers that help out each year, I couldn’t do it without your kindness and help. And a big thank you to all the companies who have supported and helped out at this event over the years.
Our next Festival Good As New Jumble Sale is currently scheduled to take place on Saturday 10th October at Goosnargh Village Hall.
Obviously, under the present situation regarding Covid 19 we cannot guarantee that we can hold it on that day but if we can’t, the committee intends to hold it at the very earliest opportunity afterwards. So we ask all our regulars and friends to keep a ‘look-out’ for an announcement on the Festival website, Facebook page and local press; and please, please hang on to all your jumble!