ROADS will be closed in a Herefordshire town next month as a major event is planned.

Bromyard is gearing up to mark Armed Forces Day 2024 in June, with a programme of events spread over a week. 

Minutes from the town's Armed Forces Day 2024 working group said the planned events confirmed so far include a flag raising, and evening events at the theatre and the town's Falcon Mews.

But the main event will take place on Saturday, when there will be a parade, music, food, entertainment, and military vehicles.

The town has a budget of £6,000 to put on the event, the minutes said, using a Ministry of Defence grant of £3,000 and town council match funding of £3,000.


Road closures are planned for the event on June 29, the minutes said, with the parade route from Tenbury Road to the church to be closed from 11.45am to 2pm, while a closure will be requested for the Market Square and Twyning Street from 7am to 4.30pm.

The minutes have not disclosed the exact parade route at this stage, but previous parades have departed from Tenbury Road before heading along Cruxwell Street, High Street, Broad Street, Market Square, Twyning Street, Rowberry Street, and Church Street.

The group agreed that a full-day closure of High Town and Broad Street could not be justified as there were no events planned for these streets and unnecessary disruption would upset traders and shoppers.