Road closures for animation event

We wish to inform you that Belfast City Council have applied for a road closure, restriction and diversion order to facilitate the #YourBelfast programme aimed at animating the city in the run up to Christmas.

A variety of activity will operate each weekend until 6 January in and around the cordon sites, with street furniture, lighting and fun fair style installations also happening.

The animation aspects will happen each weekend, however the other elements plan to open between 17-21 November and will remain in place until 6 January, with operating hours to coincide with retail hours and peak footfall.

As premises within the affected zone we wish to give you advance notification of the activity taking place to minimise any inconvenience to you on the days these restrictions will be in place.

The following arrangements are to take place:

16 November until 10 January (2019)

-Closure of Castle Place (North side) to junction with Lombard Street.
-Suspension of parking and loading bays on Castle Place.
-Closure of Donegall Place at its junction with Fountain Lane to Castle Junction.
-Lane restriction on Royal Avenue adjacent to Santander Bank to junction with Berry Street.
-Castle Street suspension of loading bays numbered 7 and 8.

And also on the following dates;

16 November 6pm to 18 November 8pm
23 November 6pm to 25 November 8pm
30 November 6pm to   2 December 8pm
7 December 6pm to   9 December 8pm
14 December 6pm to 16 December 8pm
21 December 6pm to 23 December 8pm
28 December 6pm to 30 December 8pm
4 January (2019) 6pm to 7 January 8pm

-Closure of Royal Avenue from North Street
-Closure of Lower Garfield Street.
-Closure of Rosemary Street.
-Closure of Berry Street from Bank Square.
-Suspension of parking/loading bays in this area.
-Closure of Donegall Place.
-Closure of Fountain Lane.
-Closure of Castle Lane. 
-Suspension of parking/loading bays in Donegall Place.

If your business is within these areas it will be necessary to make alternative delivery arrangements and to brief your delivery companies/waste provider.

Should you have any queries before, during or after the events, regarding the events or any of the arrangements outlined above, please do not hesitate to contact the City Events Unit on 028 9032 0202 or email