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If you are planning an event that involves a large number of people being in the road, then in the interests of public safety you may need to apply for a temporary traffic diversion order.  The council will need to be satisfied that:

  • There will be no undue inconvenience to road users
  • Access will be maintained for emergency vehicles
  • An appropriate diversion is in place (or is unnecessary)
  • Road closures and any diversion will properly signposted and marshaled

It is the responsibility of the event organiser to ensue the safety of people attending or participating in the event.  Not all roads are suitable for Traffic Diversion Orders and where an order is refused, the organiser must consider whether the event can safely proceed without such an order.  The Home Office have published The Good Practice Safety Guide PDFfor events taking place on the highway.

How to apply

Street Parties 

There is a simplified form of application available for use by anyone planning a street party celebration. There is no fee for these applications.

Completed application must be returned to the council at the address stated at the bottom of the form as soon as possible and in any event, at lease 28 days before the date of the proposed event.

Further details on how to organise a street party can be found at

All other events

Please read the Guidance Notes and complete an Application for temporary traffic diversion.  This must be accompanied by a plan showing the roads to be closed and the proposed diversion route. 

There is a fee payable for the application as follows:

  • Street parties (above)                                                                    Free
  • Remembrance Day or for any parade run by a Youth Organisation    Free
  • All others                                                                                     £30.00


Applications must be submitted at least six weeks before the intended event

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