Police are urging motorists to take care and leave extra time for their journey with large crowds expected to attend this year’s Balmoral Show.
Lisburn and Castlereagh PSNI District Commander, Supt. Sean Wright said, “Of course, we are delighted to see the Balmoral Show back again this year. This is an excellent day out for everyone and I want everyone to enjoy a positive experience.
“Please help us to help you by being patient and by driving and parking responsibly and with regard to other road users. I encourage everyone to use public transport wherever possible or park only in the designated locations if you have to bring a vehicle.
“Public safety is of paramount importance to us so anyone parked illegally could get a fixed penalty notice for ignoring parking restrictions. These restrictions will be obvious so please do not ignore them.”
Rhonda Geary, operations director at the show, said, “We want people to come and enjoy the Show and to get here by the safest possible route. We have worked hard along with our partners to improve the traffic management plan to facilitate the flow of traffic into and around the showground but, as with all large events, people should be prepared for potential delays.
"Prepare your route beforehand, leave plenty of time for your journey and follow the directions of police.”
Translink is asking visitors to plan their journeys in advance and leave extra time to make onward train connections. For more information, log onto hwww.translink.co.uk/Special-Offers/balmoral-show/ for more information.
If you are driving to the Show, leave extra time for your journey and follow directional signage to the show grounds.
More information regarding public transport and park and ride facilities are available at www.balmoralshow.co.uk and www.translink.co.uk.