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Police advise of traffic delays for band parade this weekend in Ballymena

North Ballymena Protestant Boys flute band on parade

Police in Ballymena wish to advise road users of traffic delays in the town this Saturday, 23rd March, due to a planned parade.


North Ballymena Protestant Boys flute band will host their parade in the town centre on Saturday evening, and say they are "delighted with the bands confirmed to take part" and added it will be "a night not to be missed".



The local host band will parade the town at 6:00pm stepping out from High Street, proceeding along Albert Place, Lower Mill Street, Wellington Street, Church Street, Bridge Street, to Waveney Road for around 6:30pm.


The main parade will begin at 8:00pm, setting off from Waveney Road, and proceeding along Galgorm Road, The Pentagon, Lower Mill Street, Wellington Street, Ballymoney Street, William Street, Broughshane Street, Church Street, Bridge Street, Henry Street, Gilmore Street, Lower Queen Street, Bridge Street, before finishing on Waveney Road for around 11:00pm.



A PSNI spokesperson commented:


"The surrounding areas of this route and the roads in between the areas mentioned above will be busy, and delays in the town should be expected until 11.30pm, due to participants and number of spectators.


"Local officers will be on the ground to accommodate the flow of traffic in and around the town, but to avoid potential delays, please seek an alternative route for your journey where possible."



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