Halloween Arrangements On Pendle Hill
Published Wednesday 12th October 11
Haloween revellers are advised not to head for Pendle Hill on Monday, October 31.
The hill will be closed to fairground rides, mobile catering units and parked cars from 5pm until 3am.
There will also be a one-way system in place for traffic travelling from the A59 to Sabden.
Pendle Hill has become a hotspot at Halloween in recent years, attracting thousands of visitors, fairground rides and mobile caterers from across Lancashire.
The Event Safety Advisory Group has coordinated a plan controlling access to Pendle Hill following concerns about the growth of the event, heavy traffic, alcohol related disorder and the unsuitability of the location for an event involving large numbers of people.
The Event Safety Advisory Group comprises Ribble Valley Borough Council, Lancashire Constabulary, Lancashire Highways Authority, Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service and Lancashire Ambulance Service.
Motorists heading for Pendle Hill via the A59 will not be allowed to stop until they reach Sabden, where they will be allowed to park and walk up the hill.
Pendle Hill will be closed to all traffic travelling from Sabden and access to the Wellsprings Inn at the Nick o' Pendle will be by ticket only.
Traffic coming into Sabden via Whalley Road from the direction of Whalley or Accrington will have to exit the village via Padiham Road in the direction of Black or White Hill, or park their car and walk up Pendle Hill.
Traffic coming into Sabden via Black or White Hill from the direction of Padiham, Burnley, the M65, or M66, will have to exit the village via Whalley Road, or park and walk up Pendle Hill.