St Patrick's Day in Birmingham: Road Restrictions

By on 13/03/2013 in Culture, News

Once again the UK's largest St Patrick's Day Parade takes place in Birmingham on Sunday 17 March at noon. Access to roads around Digbeth will be restricted on the day to make way for marching bands, dancers, floats, vintage motorbikes and tractors.

Digbeth High Street will be closed from Camp Hill roundabout to the Bullring from 6am, and surrounding roads will also be closed for the day.  Local residents have been informed of road closures, but visitors are asked to be aware of barriers and diversions in operation.

Most roads will re-open at 4.30pm, although a few roads, outlined below, will remain closed until 6pm.  Visitors to this year's parade are asked to use public transport wherever possible to ease congestion, or to use car parks well outside of the exclusion zone.

Wheel clampers operate on private land in the Digbeth area and there are many sites where parking is prohibited.  Visitors are asked to look out for signs warning of wheel clamping and vehicle towing as they may be positioned high up or be obscured.  There is no such thing as a free parking space in the city centre.

West Midlands Police have also advised that they will be on hand to ensure the parade goes off without a hitch.  They will be enforcing the alcohol exclusion zone in the area for the duration of the parade and subsequent celebrations, and have advised that people bringing their own alcohol onto the site will have it confiscated.

The parade is organised by the Birmingham St Patrick's Festival Committee, with support from Birmingham City Council, Guinness and other sponsors.  For more information call 07919 563 195 or go to

Road closures are as follows:

6am – 4.30pm
Upper Dean Street at Pershore Street and at Moat Lane
Bradford Street at Barford Street
Rea Street at Bradford Street
Alcester Road and Moseley Road at Cheapside
Broom Street at Ravenhurst Street
Camp Hill at Camphill Circus
Bradford Street at Camp Hill
Camp Hill at Old Camp Hill
Clyde Street at Digbeth High Street
Coventry Road at Upper Trinity Street and at Bedford Street
Adderley Street and Heath Mill Lane at Upper Trinity Street
Gibb Street at Digbeth
Floodgate Street and Milk Street at Moore’s Row
Oxford Street, Allison Street and Meridan Street at Coventry Street
Digbeth opposite Bull Ring car park
Park Street at Moor Street
Floodgate Street at Digbeth
6am – 6pm
Bradford Street at Rea Street
Bradford Street and Green Street at Alcester Street
Birchall Street and Lombard Street at Moseley Street
Chapel House Lane, Stone Yard at Digbeth

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