The 2019 Northern Shooting Show will see a huge new traffic plan come in to action, usually only used for much larger shows at the Great Yorkshire Showground.
First of all apologies to anyone caught on the traffic on the Saturday morning at the 2018 show, it wasn’t good enough and we won’t have a repeat of it for the show in May.
The traffic management plan put in place by the site owners was inadequate, especially with the number of extra visitors forecasted from the previous year and with some unexpected traffic works going on and a minor accident on the A59, traffic got backed up and caused delays getting in to the show at that crucial busy period between 8am-11am on the Saturday.
Whilst we reacted straight away and made sure a new plan was implemented for the Sunday which worked perfectly it was too late for the Saturday morning.
This year we are going from one entrance to three entrances. This plan mirrors a similar one that the Great Yorkshire Show use and it will take serious pressure off the main roads from A1(M), A59 & A661 from Wetherby and get visitors in much quicker.
All popular public shows get busy so there will be an element of slow traffic at key times on the Saturday morning, but much improved from the previous year. If you were to come later or on the Sunday the traffic will be drastically quieter. Visitors are advised that as soon as they see the yellow signs to the event, they turn off their sat navs and follow them. Depending on the direction you come from when attending the show you may find you come in a new entrance to previous visits. If you have a disabled badge you are advised to display it clearly in your windscreen before you approach the site and the Event Centre traffic team will get you parked a lot faster than last year.
It’s testament to the success of the show that the ramped up plans have had to be put in place. The show has grown to be the UK’s largest indoor and outdoor shooting show in just three years and is competing in size to events that have been decades in the making.