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Additional security measures at Civic and Wulfrun Halls

Visitors to the Civic and Wulfrun Halls are being reminded that enhanced security measures will be in place when the popular venues reopen tomorrow (Friday 20 October, 2017).

To strengthen security and public safety both inside and outside the venues a number of temporary measures will be in operation, including road closures around the Civic and Wulfrun Halls on show nights.

There will also be enhanced security measures around the buildings and on the way to and from both venues.

Councillor John Reynolds, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for City Economy, said: "With the threat level for terrorism in the UK currently at severe, we have taken the prudent step of installing additional security measures at our venues for customer and staff safety. These are in common with those seen elsewhere in the country.

"I would urge visitors to familiarise themselves with the measures and to arrive early at our venues to give themselves ample time to pass through the security cordon. We will endeavour to get people into the buildings as quickly as we can but queuing is likely, especially at sell out events. We will open the doors early wherever possible."

Roads will be shut around the buildings for major events, with Red Lion Street, Mitre Fold and North Street closed to all traffic on show nights. This will mean that people wishing to park at the Civic Centre will need to access the car park via Wulfruna Street.

Alternative car parks, all within a 10 minute walk of the Civic and Wulfrun Halls, will be open as usual, including Broad Street, Fryer Street, School Street, Fold Street, Peel Street and Temple Street. The pedestrian route to the Civic Hall from the Civic Centre car park will remain open.

Searches will take place in covered areas outside the Civic and Wulfrun Halls. No bags over the size of an A4 sheet of paper will be allowed into either venue, and no bottles will be permitted.

In addition, concrete barriers have been installed outside the Civic and Wulfrun Halls for the safety of pedestrians.

For more details, please visit wolvescivic - your visit.

Forthcoming gigs include W.A.S.P at the Wulfrun Hall tomorrow (Friday), Placebo at the Civic Hall and Hugh Cornwell at the Wulfrun Hall on Saturday and the British CMA Awards at the Wulfrun Hall on Sunday.

  • released: Thursday 19 October, 2017