Posted: Thu 14th Jun 2018

Chester Storyhouse Royal Visit – Road closures across the city – Here’s the details

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Jun 14th, 2018

The Queen and The Duchess of Sussex will visit Storyhouse in Chester today, where they will be taken on a tour of the building to visit the children’s library, stopping to meet a Syrian settlement group engaged in craft work. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The Royal party will watch a performance by ‘Fallen Angels’, a dance theatre company for people in recovery from addiction, before moving to the theatre to see a medley of songs from Storyhouse’s latest production, ‘A Little Night Music’. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

On the ground floor they will see school children from local primary schools perform songs alongside actors from ‘Swallows and Amazons’. Her Majesty will unveil a plaque to mark the official opening of Storyhouse. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The Queen and The Duchess will then walk to Chester Town Hall where they will attend a lunch as guests of Cheshire West and Chester Council, which will mark the conclusion of their visit to Cheshire. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Minute’s silence

At 12 noon there will be a minute’s silence for the one year anniversary of the Grenfell Tower disaster. A siren will sound across Town Hall Square to mark the start and end of the silence. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Access to shops and premises during the visit

  • The Forum and Chester Market will remain open and accessible via the Northgate entrance and Princess St ramp
  • The Visitor Information Centre on Northgate Street will be closed all day
  • The Shareshop, Coach House and Shropshire Arms will be open and accessible via a crossing point

Chester Market and parking discount ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

[📷Dale Miles] ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Parking

  • The Market Carpark remains open. Many of the car parks will be busy and there may be occasional delays on Princess Street
  • Park and ride will operate as normal

Park and Ride ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Storyhouse and Library

  • The Storyhouse and library will be closed to the public
  • If you need to return an item you can renew online or contact them in advance
  • Items due for return on 14 June to Chester Library have been automatically extended by one week

Renew online or contact the Library ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Public transport

  • Buses into and out of the city centre remain unaffected
  • The Market Shuttle Bus will be moved to the layby on St Martin’s Way at the junction with Watergate Street (by the Guildhall)

Public transport options ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Road closures to vehicles between 9.30am and 5pm on 14 June

  • Upper Northgate Street between George Street and The Northgate
  • Northgate Street between The Northgate and Eastgate Street
  • Hunter Street (full length)
  • Princess Street between Northgate Street and Hunters Walk
  • Hunters Walk (full length)
  • St Werburgh Street (full length)
  • Eastgate Street (full length)
  • Foregate Street between Eastgate Street and St John Street
  • St John Street (full length)
  • The former Lower Bus Exchange (west of Hunters Walk)

Pedestrian restrictions between 9.30am and 5pm on 14 June

  • Northgate Street (west side) between Hunter Street and Princess Street
  • The City Walls at the Northgate between Northgate steps and Water Tower Street

Additional waiting/loading restrictions between 6am and 5pm on 14 June

  • Upper Northgate Street between George Street and The Northgate
  • Northgate Street between The Northgate and Eastgate Street
  • Hunter Street (full length)
  • Princess Street between Northgate Street and Hunters Walk
  • Hunters Walk (full length)
  • St Werburgh Street (full length)
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