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All you need to know about road closures as Norwich hosts two big events on Halloween

PUBLISHED: 10:33 31 October 2017 | UPDATED: 12:48 31 October 2017

The Spooky City Halloween parade 2016. Picture Sonya Duncan

The Spooky City Halloween parade 2016. Picture Sonya Duncan

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Norwich is set to host two big events on Halloween which will result in a number of road closures around the city.

The Spooky City Halloween parade 2016. Picture: Sonya Duncan The Spooky City Halloween parade 2016. Picture: Sonya Duncan

In the first, Spooky City returns with participants gathering outside The Forum from 6pm in their creepiest costumes ready for the parade which will head through the city streets finishing in Chapelfield Gardens.

Not far away, Norwich City Football Club will take on Wolverhampton Wanderers with kick off at 7.45pm in a key Championship match.

With large crowds expected to attend both events, traffic in and around the city is expected to be placed under strain.

Norwich City Council said Carrow Road (the road that runs directly adjacent to the stadium parallel to Koblenz Avenue) will be closed 90 minutes before the match starts, while the ring road between King Street and Clarence Road will be closed approximately five minutes before the end of the match.

The Spooky City Halloween parade 2016. Picture: Sonya Duncan The Spooky City Halloween parade 2016. Picture: Sonya Duncan

This is being done for safety reasons.

A council spokesperson said: “All closures will be lifted as soon as the majority of the crowds have cleared the stadium area, approximately 15 minutes after the final whistle.”

St Peters Street and Gaol Hill will be closed for the Spooky City event from midday to 9pm.

From 6pm to 8pm Brigg Street, Chapelfield East, Chapelfield North, Chantry Road, Gentleman’s Walk, Rampant Horse Street, Theatre Street,

The Spooky City Halloween parade 2016. Picture: Sonya Duncan The Spooky City Halloween parade 2016. Picture: Sonya Duncan

Malthouse Road, and William Booth Street will all be closed for the parade.

The parade will start at Millennium Plain this year and head along St Peters Street, down Gaol Hill, along the front of the market along Gentlemen’s Walk, then up Theatre Street to Chapelfield Gardens.

The park will be bustling with ghoulish goings on – music, stilt walkers and a fire show; plenty of tricks along with heaps of treats.

Councillor Alan Waters, leader of Norwich City Council said: “Spooky City is yet another highlight in the city’s jam-packed events calendar.

“This event, now in its fifth year, gets more popular each time, with more and more people getting into the ‘spirit’.

“Our thanks go to all the partners and performers who are working with us to put on this excellent entertainment.”

Those attending the events are urged to do so early to avoid traffic jams or to rather make use of public transport where possible.

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