Disabled Parking Spaces

There are disabled parking spaces in all town centre pay & display council car parks. There are disabled spaces available in Sandgate, Blue Bell Lane, Mansion House and Drovers Lane car park. There is also 3 hr free parking in Sainsbury’s. Please see parking information page for maps and details. Please also visit road closure and parking suspension page for more details and to help you plan your visit.

Viewing area for wheelchair users & carers

For the fire and lantern procession through town at 6.30pm there will be an area in front of Natwest Bank reserved for wheelchair users and their carers, or people unable to stand for longer periods of time, to watch the procession from. This is stewarded.

Programme & Maps

The programme and maps of the event will be release closer to the time.


If you have any access related enquiries please contact Eden Arts on 01768 899444 or email On the day of the event please do not hesitate to ask a steward, who will wearing hi-vis vests or approach the information stand situated next to the Clock Tower.

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  • My friend is 74 and has had operations on both ankles, following falls, so may find it difficult to stand whilst waiting for and watching the procession. I could possibly borrow a collapsible wheelchair and try to use the reserved area outside NatWest Bank. However, she may want to stand up as the procession passes, which would block the view of permanent wheelchair users. Also she may not like the idea of being in one. Instead, would she be allowed to bring a folding chair and place it elsewhere on the pavement, whilst waiting to get a view? Thank you

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