North Wales gets set for a busy Rhyl Air Show weekend


August 23, 2019

North Wales Police are encouraging local residents to use public transport when attending the Rhyl Air Show this weekend.

The free event, organised by Denbighshire County Council, in partnership with Rhyl Town Council, takes place in Rhyl on August 24 and 25th.

It is expected many thousands of people will travel from right across Conwy and North Wales to see the spectatular thanks to what is expected to be incredible bank holiday weather.

Visitors will be treated with displays from a RAF Eurofighter Typhoon, a Lancaster Bomber, Spitfire and Hurricane as well as Team Raven, a formation aerobatic display.

Cllr Hugh Evans OBE, leader of Denbighshire County Council, said: “Attendees are being urged to use public transport, or for those living in or around Rhyl, to walk or cycle to the event to reduce the amount of traffic on the roads.

“Those travelling by car are being advised to arrive early to secure parking close to the event, which starts at 1.20pm with ground activities starting from 11am.

“With so much on offer in Rhyl, I would encourage attendees to visit the town’s local businesses, there is plenty to see and do, including after Rhyl Air Show finishes.”

Supt Jane Banham added: “With such large numbers of people coming to town it is important event goers, motorists, shoppers and residents are aware of the traffic arrangements drawn up by the organisers and the Council to avoid congestion and disruption.

“Please follow any safety advice given by event stewards and Police so we can help everyone enjoy and have a great weekend.

“We are also urging people to ensure vehicles are locked and secure and we are reminding them to remove any items of value or to keep them out of sight when vehicles are left unattended.”

Rhyl Central Car Park will be closed to traffic entering or leaving between 5pm and 6pm on both days due to a road closure which will be in place on the promenade between the top of Water Street to the top of Fairfield Avenue.

We would advise those visiting SC2, our waterpark and adventure centre in Rhyl, that the recommended car park is Rhyl Central Car Park, and to allow plenty of time before their session due to the expected increase in visitors.

Park and walk car parks will be in operation at the Nova in Prestatyn.

For more information on Rhyl Air Show, including display information and parking please, visit www.denbighshire.gov.uk/rhylairshow.

Sound Radio, the commmunity radio station for the Rhyl, Prestatyn and Kinmel Bay area, will also be featuring coverage of this year's event. For details please visit www.soundradio.wales.