Sometimes activity on the highway requires a road to be closed temporarily to general traffic. Such closures require a Traffic Regulation Order issued by the highway authority.
Please note: 'Highway' is a road, verge, footway, public footpath or bridleway.
All administrative costs for closure and diversion signing will have to be met by the person or organisation requesting the closure.
Please be aware that the Council may not grant a closure order. For this reason it is recommended that you contact us to check that the event will be able to go ahead before it is publicised.
As there is a legal and consultative process to be undertaken, at least twelve weeks notice of closure is required (longer on bus routes).
View further information on the types of closures and how to apply using the following links:
- view the street parties, parades and carnivals page for information on guidelines for events and applying for road closures
- view information on sporting events if you are planning to organise an event that will intervene with the public pathway or highway
- view information on demonstrations for contact details for Mercia Police
- view the road and footpath closures for work on the highway page for detailed information on what is required for a road and footpath closure.
Last updated: 15/08/2022 10:41