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Disruption on roads expected as Queen visits South Lakeland
Updated 5:25pm Monday 15th July 2013 in News
Police are asking people in South Lakeland to be aware of possible disruptions and delays to their journeys during the Royal visit to the district on Wednesday.
Her Majesty the Queen, accompanied by the Princess Royal, will be in Kendal town centre mid-morning, the James Cropper papermaking mill late-morning, and Bowness-on-Windermere early afternoon.
However, members of the public are advised that the James Cropper site will not provide a good viewing opportunity.
Information on road closures and no waiting zones can be found at http://www.cumbria.police.uk/Admin/uploads/attachment/files/News_Files/Royal_Visit_2013/Traffic_information_for_royal_visit.pdf
South Lakeland District Council has also issued information for local traders and residents, which can be found via their website at www.southlakeland.gov.uk.
David Sykes, Director of people and places, SLDC, said: “SLDC is providing assistance for the Lord Lieutenant of Cumbria’s office and Cumbria Police to help ensure that the Royal visit is a success. Kendal and Bowness will be extremely busy on the day and our staff will be providing support.
“During the visit the outdoor market in Kendal will move to a temporary location on Finkle Street and Stramongate. It will be open normal hours and we have worked closely with local traders to make sure they are able to provide their usual service to customers.
“The visit will bring a major boost to South Lakeland. The eyes of the world will be on Kendal and Bowness on Windermere. It is an opportunity to showcase everything that is wonderful about our area. I am sure our local residents and businesses will provide a tremendous welcome for Her Majesty.”
Superintendent Mark Pannone said: “It should be excellent weather and a great day for all. However it is likely to be very busy and I would like to take this opportunity to ask people to stay safe if they plan on visiting.
“Look after yourself and each other – it is easy to get separated in large crowds. It is also important to look after your possessions – keep your phone, bag and money out of sight. This is a wonderful day for South Lakeland and I hope everyone who comes along has a safe and enjoyable day.”
LDNPA chairman Bill Jefferson said it was a huge honour to welcome the Royal party and share some of the world renowned landscape.
He said: “This will be an amazing time for us all. We want to showcase Brockhole as an inspirational place.
“We will be pulling out all stops to make sure the Queen and Princess Anne have a memorable experience and I know it will be a day that will live with us for a very long time.”
Chief executive Richard Leafe said he was particularly pleased they were meeting five national park young volunteers.
He added: “They are the face of our future and part of a strong, lively force working in so many diverse ways to maintain and improve our spectacular surroundings.
“The Queen will be landing at our jetty, just as we would like all our esteemed visitors to arrive. This is a fantastic celebration for the area and a wonderful opportunity for schoolchildren and the public to see her.”
North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust advised that individuals attending the visit wear adequate sunscreen and drink plenty of water throughout the day.
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