Gasworks to change parade route plan

Cleckheaton Folk Festival’s parade route will be one of the casualties when gasworks commence in Cleckheaton this summer.

Northern Gas Networks is starting work on a £98,000 project to replace ageing metal gas mains in Westgate, and folk festival organiser David Minich has confirmed that the parade route has had to be altered.

The parade, which is on Friday July 5, will instead go along Greenside and carry on up Northgate before coming back down Horncastle Street towards the town hall.

Work will take place from June 10 to September 1 – with works from the junction with Hightown Road to the junction with Northgate and Market Street .

Traffic diversions will also be in place during the period.