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Aston le Walls, Daventry
Northamptonshire NN11 6UD

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District poised to welcome F1 circus

Posted: Tue, 04 Jul 2017 14:53 by Dick Stephen

District poised to welcome F1 circus

As one of the closest Formula 1 seasons in recent times continues to unfold, South Northamptonshire is getting ready to host one the UK's biggest events.

Once again the tried and tested British F1 Grand Prix travel plan and diversions will be in effect at various times between Friday, 14 July and Sunday, 16 July.

This year more people are expected to arrive ahead of the main F1 programme to enjoy the concert by Travis, set to take place on Thursday, 13 July, with support acts taking the stage from 6.30pm.

Cllr Ian McCord, leader of South Northamptonshire Council (SNC) said: "Home to Silverstone Racing Circuit, every summer South Northants is thrust onto a global stage when the Formula 1 circus arrives along with hundreds of thousands of motorsport fans. Millions of pounds will be spent in the region over that one weekend but we must recognise that it does cause some disruption. That's why SNC works closely with the circuit, police, Northamptonshire County Council, Highways England and other partners to inform those new to the district and remind existing residents to plan their weekend around the diversions."

Travel Plan leaflets are being delivered to residents in communities surrounding the circuit and they also are available at various locations around the district.Alternatively, you can download the leaflet from - http://www.silverstone.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/British-Grand-Prix-Traffic-Leaflet-2017-v1.pdf.In summary, the travel plan includes:

  • closure of the A43 to through traffic from 7am to 9pm on Friday 14, and Saturday 15 July, and between 6am and 9pm on Sunday, 16 July
  • a one-way system will be place between Towcester and Welsh Lane (B4525) during the above times
  • the one-way system will be lifted between 11.30am and 12.30pm during the A43 closure to allow local access

Bin collections will take place as normal, however refuse lorries may arrive at different times of the day and residents should ensure their bins are out by 7am.

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