Clitheroe Town Centre Disruption for Filming of Top Movie
Motorists and pedestrians are advised of significant intermittent disruption in Clitheroe town centre on certain days in April for the filming of a top movie.
There will be a series of road closures and stop and go’s to facilitate the filming of Greatest Days, a movie based on the Take That songbook.
On Monday, 4 April, and Thursday, 7 April, Church Street and Church Brow will be subject to a road closure from 7am to 10pm.
Residents and businesses affected by the closures will be contacted by the production company with further details and alternative parking arrangements.
On Friday, 8 April, York Street will be subject to a closure from 7pm to midnight for the filming of a twilight scene.
York Street residents will also receive letters informing them of alternative parking arrangements.
On Tuesday, 12 April, Castle Street will be subject to a closure from Barclays Bank to Castlegate from 7am to 8pm, while the film’s showcase song and dance number is rehearsed, and on Wednesday, 13 April, a closure will be in place while the scene is filmed.
The film production team will keep disruption to a minimum, with intermittent access to traffic and pedestrians during the road closures where possible.
There will also be a series of stop and go’s at various locations in Clitheroe throughout the filming period from Monday, 4 April, to Wednesday, 13 April.
The stop and go’s will predominantly be used after 9am and before 3pm to avoid peak travel times, with a three-minute cap on each one and priority given to busses and service vehicles.
Greatest Days location manager Dean Short said: “We understand there will be some disruption to residents and businesses in the town centre, but we will endeavour to keep this to a minimum.
“Our traffic management company will ensure traffic is kept flowing and priority will be given to busses and public service vehicles.
“We have been blown away by the warm reception we received from Clitheroe and the feedback we have had from residents and businesses has been overwhelmingly positive.
“I am more than happy for anyone with concerns about the road closures to contact me to discuss the matter further.”
The movie, called Greatest Days, is based on the stage musical, The Band, about a group of women who reunite after 25 years to see their favourite band.
Its film adaptation follows the success of musical movies like Mamma Mia and will feature 16 of Take That’s greatest hits, as well as new material.
The film will be directed by multi-BAFTA-winning Coky Giedroyc (How to Build a Girl) and written by Tim Firth (The Band, Calendar Girls and Kinky Boots), with a cast to be announced shortly.
Anyone with concerns about the road closures is asked to contact Greatest Days location manager Dean Short on 07931 725154.
Copies of the traffic regulation orders and diversion routes are available at ribblevalley.gov.uk.