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Roads closed on St Patrick's Day

St Patrick's Day Parade Photo: ITV News

The parade is huge part of the city and it's Irish community.

Next Sunday Digbeth in Birmingham will be a sea of green and the council will be closing many of the roads for the bands, floats, flag-bearers and troupes of Irish dancers. They’ll be closed from six in the morning to six in the evening.

They are: Digbeth High Street from Camp Hill roundabout to the Bullring and surrounding roads will also be closed for the day.

Most roads will re-open at 4.30pm, although Cheapside, Lombard Street and Bradford Street will remain closed until 6pm. Anyone going to the parade should use public transport to ease congestion, or car parks outside the exclusion zone.

People are also being told to watch out for wheel clampers if they park on private land.

St Patrick's Day Parade Credit: ITV News

West Midlands Police has said it will enforce the alcohol exclusion zone in the area for the parade and any celebrations afterwards. If people bring their own booze, it’ll be confiscated.