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Apply for a temporary road closure

Please read the important information below prior to completing your online application.

Important information

For charitable or community* events

  • If the application and payment are received more than 6 weeks in advance of the event - £135.00
  • If the application and payment are received less than 6 weeks in advance of the event - £179.00.
  • Remembrance Day Parades and National Royal Celebrations - FREE.

* Community events are non profit events organised by a member of the public.

All other events / reasons for road closure including commercial events

  • Applications and payment received more than 6 weeks in advance of the event - £179.00
  • Applications and payment received less than 6 weeks in advance of the event - £225.00.

All documents and payment must be made before the Temporary Road Closure will be processed.

As part of the application form, you must provide: 

  1. A map or plan of the roads affected. Please colour closure(s) in red and indicate a suitable diversion route in green.
  2. A copy of your public liability insurance.

Scans or high quality photos will suffice.

Our policy is to make temporary road closures only where Worcestershire County Council agree to the terms of the proposed order. You will also need to comply with the following conditions attached to the Order up to and during your event.

  • The road closure must be undertaken entirely at the risk and responsibility of the Event Organiser and the participants.
  • The Event Organiser should undertake a formal Health and Safety Risk Assessment of the intended closure and ensure that any identified risks are appropriately controlled;
  • Road closures should be carried out by accredited staff and effected with the correct signs and barriers as required by Chapter 8 of The Traffic Signs Manual;
  • Suitable diversion routes should be signed, using accredited staff and the correct street furniture required by Chapter 8 of The Traffic Signs Manual;
  • Event Marshals not directly engaged in road closures should be responsible people, ideally over eighteen years of age and dressed in appropriate safety clothing relative to their roles risk assessment and be easily identifiable to event attendees;
  • Access for emergency service vehicles must be maintained at all times.

For clarification, and as a further condition of the grant of the Road Closure Order, please note that the following should also be observed and adhered to on the day:

  • permanent access over the road to be closed (not following the diversion) for emergency services vehicles must be maintained at all times;
  • someone must be nominated by the Event Organiser to permanently attend any barriers during the road closures and to make constant checks to ensure barriers and signs are replaced if moved by any of the above gaining access to properties; and
  • residents must have access to their properties at all times.

To minimise the risk of objections to your proposals you should consult the Police and Worcestershire County Council and agree the details (including the time and date of the event) of the proposed road closures before making your application. To do so, please contact:

West Mercia Constabulary: Ian Connolly, Traffic Management Advisor, West Mercia Police, Road Safety Team. Telephone 01432 347299 or 07794 593833

Worcestershire County Council: email Road Closures department

As the event organiser, it is also your responsibility to:

  • Publicise the event. Local businesses and residents likely to be affected should be notified in advance.
  • Undertake a Health and Safety Risk Assessment
  • Ensure that you have adequate public liability insurance cover for the event (and supplied evidence as above).
  • Arrange for suitable signs and barriers indicating that the affected roads are closed, and the alternative route. Please note that signs are not available from the Police or County Council and so you may need to arrange these with a private contractor at your own expense.
  • For the removal of any street furniture including bollards, barriers, signs etc. including riverside bollards, contact us as this will incur a charge.
  • Event notices will be sent via email. Print out, laminate, and display these 7 days in advance of the event so they are clear to the public. This is usually at either end of the road closure, and can be attached to lamp posts. They must be removed immediately after the event.
  • Monitor the Temporary Traffic Regulation Orders to keep up to date with any planned works.

If you intend to hold a street collection for charity during your event, you will need to apply for a street collection permit.

Police Officers will not be able to assist with any element of this event including traffic control, unless the event organiser has made a request for special police services via the Operations Planning Department.

If you need any more information or help with your application please contact our road closures team by email or by calling on 01562 732108 or 01562 732106

Apply for a temporary road closure

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