The Southport War Memorial / Monument on Lord Street in Southport. Photo by Andrew Brown Stand Up For Southport

Motorists are being advised to be aware of road closures in place when a royal visit takes place in Southport later this month. 

Princess Anne is due in town on Friday 29th September 2023 to mark the re-dedication of the town’s War Memorial, as it celebrates its centenary. 

Sefton Council said: “Please be aware that Lord Street, Duke Street and various side roads off Lord Street, Southport will be temporarily closed for a Military Parade and service to re-dedicate the Southport war memorial in London Square, Southport on Friday 29th September 2023. 

“The closures will take place between 9am and 3pm, except Duke Street which will be closed for a maximum of 15 minutes at 11.10am to allow the parade to step off from Victoria Park until it reaches Lord Street, and then again upon its return at approximately 1.30pm.

“Access will be maintained for Emergency Services, and wherever possible for residents.

“The diversion route will be via Weld Road, Coastal Road, Marine Drive, Esplanade, Promenade, Leicester Street and vice versa.”

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