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A highway event is any event that may disrupt the highway network and affect the safety of other highway users. Guidance to help organise an event.
What is a highway event?
A highway event is any event that may disrupt the highway network and affect the safety of other highway users. Regardless of whether the event takes place on or off of the public highway, event organisers must plan to mitigate the impact of their event on the local community and the highway network.
By engaging with us in the event planning stages, we can work with you to highlight potential issues, prevent problems, and take action to keep traffic moving.
If your event takes places off the public highway, you must still notify us using our Highway Events application form.
For events that require a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) you should read the guidance notes and submit an application form appropriate to the type of event you are organising.
What is it?
Events, both on and off the highway, are an important part of the community, but they can also cause significant traffic disruption on both the local and wider road network. It is important that events are carefully planned to minimise traffic congestion and risks to safety on the highway.
Things to consider
How much notice do I need to give?
12 weeks is the absolute minimum notice period required to process a highway event.
How much will this cost?
The current cost for a closure held under Section 16A of the Traffic Management Act 2004 is £287.
The current cost for a closure held under the Town and Police Clauses Act 1847 is £173.
Is there guidance available to help me organise my event?
Yes, please download the guidance notes as a PDF via the link below:
How can I apply to hold an event on council land?
The application process is as follows:
Download and complete the application form below, then email it back to us as an attachment to the address below.
Please note: notification is requested as soon as possible, a minimum of 12 weeks prior to the event.