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All roads lead to Morton Stanley Festival
7:30am Wednesday 14th August 2013 in Local
TRAVEL options to Redditch’s Morton Stanley Festival are being highlighted in a bid to make it easier than ever to get to the large free event.
Bus routes, cycle paths, walking plans and car parking info are all being promoted to revellers across the region by event organisers Redditch Council in partnership with Worcestershire County Council's sustainable transport campaign and event sponsor, Choose how you move.
Redditch councillor Phil Mould, who is responsible for leisure and tourism, said: “The Morton Stanley Festival is very popular and this year’s line-up is excellent. As well as the ample parking that is being provided off Green Lane there are other ways to get to the festival too. There are buses running on the Saturday, walking and cycling routes also connect Morton Stanley Park to nearby areas.
“It’s important to take note that for the duration of the festival the usual car park area at Morton Stanley becomes a ‘backstage’ area which means the parking is on the other side, so please bear this in mind when planning your journey and look out for the signage.”
Redditch’s extensive network of cycle paths runs right onto the site itself. A map of walking and cycling routes is available at www.worcestershire.gov.uk.
For the Saturday, bus routes 55/55A and 56/56A from Redditch bus station, in the town’s Kingfisher Centre just up from the train station, run within a few hundred yards of the festival. Check timetables for more information.
And ample car parking is available at the Green Lane end of the park, on the recreation ground where there are football pitches. As in previous years, the normal car park at the entrance to Morton Stanley Park will be for event staff and will not available to the public. Road signs will point traffic in the right direction.
The main events at year’s Morton Stanley Festival are internationally-acclaimed French circus La Famille Goldoni, the South American sounds of Los Chinches and classy Cambridge folk act Ezio – as well as the usual spotlight on Redditch’s young music talent. For more details see www.redditchbc.gov.uk. Facebook: Morton Stanley Festival 2013.
Choose how you move is a three-year programme to increase knowledge and appreciation of the benefits of sustainable travel, and encourage people in the borough to travel more sustainably. If you want to know more about travel options in Redditch. Visit www.chooseredditch.com and follow them on Twitter @chooseredditch.
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