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Friarage Hospital rally traffic arrangements


12:00am 25th May 2012
(Updated 11:06am 25th May 2012)

A rolling road closurewill be put into place in Northallerton on May 26th, when hundreds of people are expected to take part in a rally and march over the future of paediatric and maternity services at the town’s Friarage Hospital.

The rally is due to begin at County Hall at 2pm.  Among the speakers will be William Hague, the MP for Richmond. 

North Yorkshire County Council will make limited parking facilities available for the rally.  Additional free parking facilities have been arranged by the rally organisers at a number of locations around Northallerton (see accompanying map).

They include Hambleton District Council (Stonecross), BT Distribution Centre (Darlington Road), and Allertonshire School (Brompton Road).  Two further car parks (fees payable) are at Northallerton Railway Station, and Northallerton Auction Mart.

The rally will be followed, at approximately 2.40pm, by a march to the Friarage Hospital by way of South Parade and the High Street.  Rather than closing the roads, North Yorkshire County Council will control the traffic by means of a rolling road closure.

“It is not possible to predict for how long the rolling road closures will be in place, because clearly that depends entirely on the number of marchers,” said County Councillor Carl Les, Executive Member for Chief Executive services. 

“However, by controlling the traffic with a rolling road closure, the council will ensure that disruption is kept to a minimum.”

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