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Events on the Highway

The County Council welcomes events that are enjoyed by residents, boost tourism and benefit local businesses.

Any event can cause disruption and careful management is required to minimise congestion and ensure the event is carried out safely. The County Council has a legal obligation to proactively manage the highway network. This includes working with event organisers to ensure appropriate actions are taken and plans are put in place to ensure the event is a success.

To enable an assessment of the impact of an event on the highway network the event organiser is required to do the following:-

  • Register the event and apply for any road closures or temporary traffic restrictions
  • Liaise with the local highway manager
  • Provide a traffic management plan
  • Provide full details of the event

Larger events will trigger the need for the event to be considered by a Safety Advisory Group (SAG). This is a multi-agency panel that provides advice and co-ordinates responses for these types of events.

Demonstrations cannot be dealt with by the Council. The Police must be contacted so that they are able to make appropriate arrangements.

Event organisers should use the links below to organise events that impact on the highway network:

Registering an event affecting public roads or pavements

Your Guide to Organising a Street Party or Fete

Further guidance is available in the Event Management Advice document below.


  • For telephone enquiries our opening hours are 8am-6pm Mon to Fri (except bank holidays)

    To process any email please include your name, title, and preferred method of contact.

    Lincolnshire Police 01522 532222 or 0300 111 0300.

  • Events Management

    Lincolnshire County Council

    Environment and Economy

    Unit 7, Witham Park

    Waterside South

    LN5 7JN

    Tel: 01522 782070

    Fax: 01522 516042



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Last updated: 4 October 2016

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