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Traffic congestion in Prestwich area on 4, 6 and 7 June

02 Jun 2009

Information bulletin on Oasis concerts in Heaton Park

Bury Police have advised that the three open-air concerts by Oasis to be held in Heaton Park, Prestwich later this week will attract in excess of 70,000 people into the area.

There will inevitably be traffic congestion at certain times of the day in the Prestwich area, in particular around Bury Old Road, Sheepfoot Lane and Middleton Road.

The concert events are as follows:

  • Thursday 4 June (4pm – 11pm)
  • Saturday 6 June (4pm – 11pm)
  • Sunday 7 June (4pm – 11pm)

On event dates the Heaton Park Metrolink station will close at 9pm; all other stations will operate as normal.

There is a large multi-agency operation under way for these events and to assist the public there is a Community Information Hotline Number:

  • 0161 954 9003

This phone line will be staffed as follows:

  • Thursday 4 June (8am to 1am)
  • Friday 5 June (8am to 8pm)
  • Saturday 6 June (8am to 1am)
  • Sunday 7 June (8am to 1am)

There is also a Traffic Issues Hotline:

  • 07500 452 242

Further information can be obtained online at: