Events on the Highway and Street Parties
In certain circumstances, Lincolnshire County Council may allow roads to be closed for specific events being held on the highway, e.g. street party, village fete, Christmas market etc.
Events on the Highway
Such road closures require a formal legal order and may only be granted if:-
(a) the event is organised by a non-profit making group;
(b) the event is generally confined to minor roads where traffic volumes are low;
(c) suitable alternative routes for affected traffic are available;
(d) residents/traders affected by the event have been consulted and agree to the closure;
(e) the Police have raised no objections.
Events on bus routes and busy through routes may be deemed unacceptable however each application will be judged on its own merits.
If you are considering organising a street party you are strongly advised to submit your application as soon as possible to avoid the disappointment of having your proposals refused.
If you wish to apply for a road closure then please complete the application form on the Department of Communities and Local Government website (link on the websites tab) or contact the Traffic Orders Section.
It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide, erect and maintain the required traffic and diversion signs.
Statutory notices for the event are published in local newspapers informing people of the proposed closure and a circular letter is sent to various organisations such as Parish/District Councils, the Police and other emergency services and bus companies.
Demonstrations cannot be dealt with by the Council and for these events, the Police must be contacted so they can make the appropriate arrangements..