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If you want to apply for a temporary road closure order then please read these guidance notes first.
Our power to close roads
Wychavon District Council (being a District Council for the purposes of Section 2 of the Local Government Act) has the power under Section 21 of the Town Police Clauses Act 1847 to close roads for public events.
How to apply for a Temporary Road Closure Order
You need to make your application at least six weeks before your event.
For a new or major event, such as a carnival or 10k road race, a longer consultation period will be required. You should contact us as soon as possible before planning your event. The police will need at least six weeks to fully consult on the proposal. Failure to apply in time may mean your application is refused.
To apply for a Temporary Road Closure Order, you need to do the following things:
- Fill in the online application form
- Make sure you attach your plan outlining the road to be closed and the alternative route for traffic during the closure
- Pay the fee. Once we have received your application, we will contact you to let you know how you can do this.
Road closure order application fees
When applying for a Temporary Road Closure Order you will need to pay:
Price changes effective from 1 April 2023.
- £100 for a single application
- £200 for multiple applications from the same person
Once we have received your application, we will contact you to let you know how you can pay the fee.
You do not have to pay a fee for Remembrance Sunday parades and events connected to the Platinum Jubilee in 2022.
Processing your application
Once we have received the fee and necessary documents, we will consult with the police, the highways department at Worcestershire County Council and, if appropriate, the relevant district councillors.
If there are no objections, then we will grant the Temporary Road Closure Order. If objections are received, we will try to work with you and the objecting party to reach a compromise. Once an order has been granted, we will also notify the Fire and Rescue Service and the Ambulance Service.
Once your Temporary Road Closure Order has been granted, there are standard conditions you must comply with.
- The Road Closure Order must be displayed 7 days in advance of the event and taken down immediately afterwards.
- Local Businesses and residents likely to be affected should be notified in advance. No-one in the affected road(s) is to be denied access.
- Barriers and signage indicating the road closure should be put up, complying with Chapter 8 of the Traffic Signs Manual.
- Generally, the police will not undertake to attend any event, and it is the responsibility of the organisers to manage the event in its entirety.
- Wychavon District Council and Worcestershire County Council accept no liability for any accident that may occur. The applicant is therefore advised to ensure adequate insurance cover is obtained.
In addition to complying with these conditions, the Police may also impose additional conditions, of which you will be advised.
Help and more information
If you need help applying for a Temporary Road Closure Order then please contact our Julie Brain on 01684 862366 or email