Road closures for Allesley Festival's carnival procession this weekend

2016's Allesley Festival with Toy Story as the winning float
-Credit: (Image: Coventry Telegraph)

The 49th annual Allesley Festival is underway in the village, with many fun-filled activities for the community to enjoy. Every year, residents host many events from open mic nights, cricket matches, quiz nights, carnival parades, and the annual scarecrow competition.

This weekend on Saturday, July 6, the village will be hosting an Annual Carnival Procession with colourful floats on this year's theme, 'World of Sport'. The theme will mark the best of sports, iconic athletes, and sports stars over time.

The procession is set to depart at 11:30am from Jaguar Sports and Social Club, and there will be road closures in place as the procession commences. Below, we have outlined which road diversions and closures will be enforced so drivers are aware.

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Here is the schedule for the Allesley Carnival Procession:

  • 11:30am - Floats assemble

  • 12pm - Judging takes place

  • 12:30pnm - Carnival departs


  • Fenton Road

  • Browns Lane

  • Windmill Hill

  • Birmingham Road

  • Lions Field Avenue

  • Barnfield Avenue

  • Durham Crescent

  • Antrim Close (for the opening of Allesley Primary School Fete)

Here are the road closures that will be in place:

The procession will leave at Browns Lane at 12:30pm. The main route of the procession is Browns Lane, Windmill Hill, Birmingham Road, Lion Fields Avenue, Barnfield Avenue, and Durham Crescent, arriving at Antrim Close at around 2pm.

All the roads listed will be closed and opened on a rolling basis to minimise the disruption to traffic. Residents are asked not to park in Lion Fields Avenue between 12:30pm and 2pm as the float vehicles won't be able to get through, organisers say.

Organisers advise planning journeys in and out of the village to avoid these times and say to 'be patient' as the wait won't be long.

For more information about the Allesley Festival and the full list of events happening over the next two weeks, visit the Allesley Festival Facebook page.

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