Visitors to this Saturday’s Clitheroe Food Festival are being encouraged to park and ride before they eat and drink.
Food fans arriving at the festival by car will be able to park all day at Clitheroe Auction Mart in Lincoln Way with buses running into the town centre every 10 minutes.
Parking will be in incredibly short supply, so the park and ride is an excellent and reasonably-priced way to beat the jamsRichard Jackson, Transdev Lancashire United
The congestion-busting park and ride service, which will run from 8-40 am until 5 pm, is being provided by bus operator Transdev Lancashire United in partnership with Ribble Valley Borough Council.
Richard Jackson, development director at Transdev Lancashire United, said: “The Clitheroe Food Festival showcases the very best of Lancashire food and drink and we’re pleased to be playing our part in helping foodies from around the county and beyond make their way to the event.
“Clitheroe’s Castle Street and King Street will be closed as the festival takes over the town.
“Parking will be in incredibly short supply, so the park and ride is an excellent and reasonably-priced way to beat the jams.”
The park and ride service will be priced at £5 per vehicle, with all proceeds going back to the festival. All buses will have full disabled access and areas for prams and pushchairs.
Now in its fifth year, Clitheroe Food Festival sees local food producers handpicked from across the county to set up market stalls in every conceivable public space, offering samples, giving demonstrations and selling their wares.
There will be a huge array of foods on offer, including meat from traditional Lancashire breeds, organic dairy produce, handmade pies and pastries plus a feast of fruit and vegetables.