Pride in Belper
The Parade or ‘Strutt’ as we like to call it in Belper.
Our first parade in 2019, exceeded all expectations with around 2,000 people walking in support of our values and many more attending the event. Covid restrictions forced Pride in Belper online for the next two years. In 2022 we came back in force with numbers far exceeding our 2019 Strutt. Estimates put the numbers at approximately 11,000 attendees across the weekend, making us the largest pride event in Derbyshire!
We gather in the Market Place from about 11am in good time for the parade to start at 12 noon. We will walk down King Street, turn left along Strutt Street, then turn right down New Road. We will turn right into Campbell Street and, at the end, we turn right back up King Street for the continuation of the days events.
The very fabulous Beatwirks Samba Reggae Band are seen here leading the Strutt.
The Belper Pomfit ladies show their support by joining the Strutt.
Accessible parade route
We understand that the parade will be quite long and not suitable for everybody. We have, therefore, proposed an Accessible Route which is quite simply from the Market Place to the Memorial Gardens, down King Street, where you can get prime position and wait for the full parade to join.
We also have a Mobiloo for the day through the Market Place and on the Coppice car park. This is a mobile accessible toilet with adult-sized changing bench, hoist and a friendly attendant. If you want to learn more about this service then please do take a look at their website www.mobiloo.org.uk.
ROAD CLOSURE NOTICE
King Street down to Campbell Street
Green Lane up to Green Lane Car Park
Strutt Street up to The Co-op Car Park
Saturday 5th August
7am – 8pm
TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE NOTICE
For The Parade to pass
Market Place up to the junction of Chesterfield Road and High Street.
Cheapside and New Road will be temporary closed while The Parade makes it’s way down to Campbell Street.
Saturday 5th August
12pm – 1pm