Temporary Road Closures for Public Events

The Council can close highways on behalf of event organisers under the Town Police Clauses Act for special events such as street parties. For large events consultation with the Council should start around 26 weeks before the event and in some cases this involves meeting with the Safety Advisory Group. For smaller events on lightly trafficked streets the procedure to promote a closure is much more straightforward.

Applications must be received a minimum of 6 weeks before the event to allow time for processing.