Chelmsford City Council

Closing a road for a special event

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You will need insurance for a special event, and will probably need a licence. You will also need to arrange traffic diversion signs.

You will be responsible for the safety of the event, including the safe closure of the roads.

To apply for a temporary road closure, you will need to:

  • submit your application at least six weeks before you want to close the road
  • include a copy of the condition clauses form
  • confirm that you have contacted Essex Police, and have got their approval
  • confirm that you have contacted bus companies, if the road is on a bus route
  • include a copy of your public liability insurance for a minimum of £5,000,000

Once we receive your application, we will:

  • acknowledge your application within ten days of receiving it
     
  • visit the road and confirm that:
  • there is an alternative route around the road, so that the closure does not cause problems with traffic flow

  • the closure will not be an inconvenience to other road users or nearby residents

  • the closure will not cause a health and safety hazard

  • notify you of our decision within ten days of visiting the location. 

If we reject your temporary road closure, you will not be able to close the road.
 

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    Last updated: 30 June 2020

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