ACCRINGTON will be brought to a standstill as the town celebrates St George's Day on Sunday,
Scouts, Beavers and Guides will come together to take part in a procession through the town centre en route to the annual service at St John's Church, on Addison Street, Accrington.
The parade will begin in the car park behind Kwik Save, Accrington, and head along Blackburn Road, then Broadway and towards the church.
For the first time this year there will hopefully be a Saint George on horseback leading the parade through town.
Hyndburn's district commissioner for scouts Jennifer Turner said: "It is the centenary of the scouts this year and we are being encouraged to do things differently. We are taking the horse to rehearsals to see how it copes with the pipes but hopefully we will have a Saint George leading the way.
"We always have a good turn out at the event so we are just hoping for fine weather. It's a national day and all of the scouts celebrate it, I am not sure why people don't celebrate it as much these days but we are keeping it going in the scouts so we feel like we are doing our bit."
The Accrington Pipe Band will be providing entertainment on the day and everyone is welcome to go along to join in with celebrations.
Minor traffic disruption is anticipated during the parade and Sergeant Ian Corbett from the town centre policing team advised drivers to avoid the area if possible.