Permission from local authorities will be needed for the temporary closure of roads to allow events or parades to take place.
There are various mechanisms for closing streets and roads:
From August 2017 the Police are unable to provide officers to facilitate road closures. The provision of suitable traffic management for an event is the responsibility of the event organiser.
Blaby District Council will only be able to issue a road closure under the Town Police Clauses Act if it is satisfied that appropriate event safety measures are put in place on the day.
Leicestershire County Council may be able to provide traffic signage for your event subject to cost and availability – please contact The Highways Department on 0116 305 0001 or by email to email@example.com.
Please note that for Remembrance Day events November 2017 the County Council is waiving costs for traffic signage, but signage is available on a first come, first served basis.
The Leicestershire County Council Highways department has issued the following guidance for event organisers: Remembrance Day Traffic Management Guidance V1.
How to apply for permission from Blaby District Council
You must apply to Blaby District Council for an order to close the street under the Town and Police Clauses Act using the form available for download below at least 8 weeks in advance of the event and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure you provide all the additional information required as part of the application form a plan indicating the streets that will need to be closed and the route of any parade (if applicable).
Your risk assessment must be thorough and set out in detail how each element of your road closure will operate and how any hazards will be addressed. Please visit the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Website for more information on dealing with event safety: http://www.hse.gov.uk/event-safety/transport.htm
Make sure you inform the emergency and ambulance services about your event and consult with residents and businesses that might be affected by the road closure.
Leicestershire Event Management
To assist in wider event management and planning across the County, please contact Leicestershire County Council and ask for a copy of the Event Management Matrix email@example.com. This email address can also be used to request guidance and advice on filling out the Event Management Matrix form.
How to apply for permission from the Highways Authority at Leicestershire County Council
If your event is not suitable for a Order under the Town Police Clauses Act, you will need to apply to Leicestershire County Council, who are the Highways Authority, for an order to close the roads.
To apply, contact Timesh Patel at the highways department at Leicestershire County Council, either by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or direct to Timesh Patel - Timesh.Patel@leics.gov.uk.
Why apply for a Temporary Road Closure Order?
You, as an event organiser, have responsibility for ensuring the safety of those attending your event and the safety of those who may be affected by it. Without a Temporary Road Closure Order or a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order in place any motorist/road user can exercise their right to use the road and you are powerless to stop them.
If an accident occurs you may find that failure to obtain a Temporary Road Closure Order or Temporary Traffic Regulation Order will affect your insurance position.
An application made to Blaby District Council for a Temporary Road Closure under the Town and Police Clauses Act 1847 is judged on the following criteria:
The timescale for approval (a minimum of 8 weeks)
The nature of the event
The appropriateness of traffic management arrangements
The anticipated numbers of persons attending within the road closure
The necessity for the road closure on the grounds of public safety
A map of the intended route
Proof of public liability insurance to the value of £5 million or such higher figure that is needed to provide adequate cover for the particular event
A management plan that includes emergency contact names and telephone numbers
The length of time of the anticipated road closure
Disruption to traffic flow
The viability of alternative traffic routes
Access by emergency services to locations within the road closure zone
Evidence of consultation with persons occupying premises fronting the affected streets
Objections raised by other parties/individuals
Other grounds deemed relevant to the application
NB. The arrangements for setting out the road closure are the responsibility of the event organiser.
Do I need other licences or permissions for my event?
If your event includes carrying out licensable activities, such as the sale of alcohol, regulated entertainment and/or late night refreshment, you should contact the Licensing team at Blaby District Council to discuss the need for a Temporary Event Notices (TEN). These notices can be given for carrying out licensable activities on a temporary basis - for example, ad hoc or occasional events.
More information on Temporary Event Notices (TEN) can be found on the Temporary Event Notice page.
Forms for download
Temporary Road Closure Application Form Word
Template for risk assessment Word
Traffic Management Plan Word
Temporary Road Closure Application Form PDF
Template for risk assessment PDF
Traffic Management Plan PDF
Request for signs and cones for parades/events