Cancer Research UK is advising local residents that the area around Southwark Park will be busy on Saturday evening 26 September as thousands of people converge on Southwark Park for the start of the charity’s Shine Night Walk .
The inside lane of Jamaica Road will be closed from Southwark Park to the junction with St James’s Road from 7pm until midnight. This will affect access to Southwark Park Road, Drummond Road, Keeton’s Road and St James’s Road.
Jamaica Road, Tower Bridge Road, Tooley Street and Lower Road are likely to be congested until 11.30pm.
Bus stops on Jamaica Road will also be affected.
Traffic management stewards will be supervising the area on the night and clear signage will be displayed prior to the event.
Shine Night Walk, in partnership with Scottish Power, brings a unique glow to the capital as participants illuminate themselves with lights, flashing headbands and sparkling outfits to form a human road of light as they walk through the capital.
The moving parade of light symbolises the hope the charity’s research scientists bring to the dark days of cancer and celebrates the progress that has been made so far.
Organisers hope this year 17,000 men, women and children will paint the town neon and help raise almost £5 million to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured. Since it began in 2010, Shine Night Walk has raised £18 million to help fund Cancer Research UK’s lifesaving work.