Thorndon Fair - Road Closures
Over 20,000 Wellingtonians come to the Thorndon Fair. Since it is a street fair, the Council closes off two streets to make it safe for fairgoers. The text below relates to 2019 - 2020 information will be updated in late 2020.
The following streets will be NO PARKING from 6.30am, and closed from 7.00am on Sunday 1st December 2019. The streets will reopen at 5.30pm. The streets are marked in green on the map below.
Tinakori Rd, from Bowen St to Harriet St
Hill St, from Guilford Tce to Tinakori Rd
(NB The Fair area has extended along Hill St from Selwyn Tce to Guilford Tce in 2019. The Fair gate will remain at Selwyn Tce, as in previous years, and cars will still be able to access Selwyn Tce. The extension allows for a change in parking allocation. Residents’ parking opposite the British High Commission will be closed off on Fair day, but the adjacent bus stop will be available for residents’ parking. The number of parks will be much the same.)
Please remove your cars from the closed streets before 6.30am on Sunday 1st December 2019. Any cars left parked there after that time will be towed to Glenmore St.
There will also be no vehicle access onto Tinakori Rd or Hill St from Parliament St, Glenbervie Tce, Upton Tce or upper Ascot St (those streets are marked in blue on the map below).
If you are intending to go out during Sunday you would be wise to move your car out of the area beforehand. Once the road is closed, no resident cars will be able to drive through (emergency vehicles will be given access).
The Fair is the major fundraiser for Thorndon School. We know it’s difficult to lose access, so we appreciate your patience and co-operation, and regret the inconvenience. Besides this website, we’ll also be giving local residents notices in their letterboxes, and leafleting cars parked on the street.
If you have any concerns prior to the Fair, please email us at email@example.com. On Fair day, please contact us at Fair HQ at the corner of Upton Tce and Tinakori Rd.
Fair Committee, Thorndon School