Road closures for approved events

Road Closed Road SignWorcester City Council may grant Temporary Road Closure Orders under the authority of Section 21 of The Town Police Clause Act 1847 for events across the city for a variety of reasons, such as Civil Events like the annual Remembrance Day Parade, larger organised events such as The Race for Life or The Annual Motor Show held each year on the High Street.

These temporary road closures may also be granted for smaller more private events, such as organised street parties or one off celebrations to mark a special event that is restricted to residents or a private event.

Each individual application will be considered on its own merits and Worcester City Council cannot guarantee that any particular application will be granted.

Applicants will be required to consider the impact on local traffic and provide a map detailing suggested diversion routes allowing traffic and pedestrians to pass without entering the streets included in the Road Closure.

If you wish to apply for a street party event please download and fill in the application form.

You can find more information about Temporary Road Closure Orders and Street Parties at www.streetparty.org.uk or www.thebiglunch.com

Worcester City Council does not charge for this service.

Approved road closures

Whereas during certain hours on certain days as described below various roads, all in the City of Worcester, will be thronged or liable to be obstructed and Worcester City Council, pursuant to the powers conferred by Section 21 of the Town Police Clauses Act 1847 and all other enabling powers in that behalf have ORDERED AND DIRECTED that, for the purpose of preventing obstruction in the said roads on the said days as specified in the said Order, all vehicular traffic, including pedal cycles shall be prohibited save that the said Order shall not apply to public authority emergency vehicles or police vehicles.

No person shall cause any vehicle to proceed along various roads in the City of Worcester on various dates as follows:-

Pitchcroft Fireworks and Bonfire

For a period of one day on Saturday 5th November 2016 to allow for a Fireworks and Bonfire event. The roads affected will be:

  • Grandstand Road between the hours of 07:00 hours and 10:00 hours.
  • Sabrina Footbridge (from its junction with Grandstand Road to its junction with Henwick Road) between the hours of 19:15 hours and 20:00 hours.

Remembrance Day Civic Service

For a period of one day on Friday 11th November 2016 to allow for a Remembrance Day Civic Service. The roads affected will be High Street (from its junction with Deansway to the Guildhall), College Street. It is expected that the closures will be required from 10:45 hours to 11:15 hours.

Remembrance Sunday Civic Service and Parade

For a period of one day on Sunday 13th November 2016 to allow for a Remembrance Sunday Service. The roads affected will be Queen Street (from its junction with Mealcheapen Street to its junction with The Trinity), Cornmarket, Mealcheapen Street, St Swithin’s Street, High Street, Deanway (from its junction with the Lychgate to its junction with All Saints) and College Street. It is expected that the closures will be required from 08:00 hours to 12:30 hours.

Remembrance Sunday Service - Claines

For a period of one day on Sunday 13th November 2016 to allow for a Remembrance Sunday Service. The road affected will be Cornmeadow Lane (from its junction with Claines Lane to its junction with St Anne’s Road). It is expected that the closures will be required from 09:00 hours to 12:00 hours.

Remembrance Sunday Service - St Johns

For a period of one day on Sunday 13th November 2016 to allow for a Remembrance Sunday Service. The roads affected will be St Johns (from its junction with the Bull Ring to its junction with Swanpool Walk) and Bromyard Road (from its junction with Bull Ring to its junction with Glebe Close). It is expected that the closures will be required from 09:00 hours to 12:00 hours. 

Arrival of Father Christmas

For a period of one day on Sunday 20th November 2016 to allow for the Arrival of Father Christmas. The roads affected will be Broad Street, Angel Place, High Street (from its junction with Broad Street to its junction with Copenhagen Street) and Copenhagen Street (from its junction with High Street to its junction with Deansway). It is expected that the closures will be required from 12:30 hours to 16:30 hours. 

Worcster Victorian Christmas Fayre

For a period of five days on 23rd 24th 25th 26th and 27th November 2016 to allow for the Worcester Victorian Christmas Fayre. The road affected will be Queen Street (from its junction with St Nicholas Street to its junction with The Trinity). It is expected that the closure will be required between 18:00 hours on Wednesday 23 November 2016 and 23:00 hours on Sunday 27 November 2016.

The Trinity and Queen Street (from its junction with The Trinity to its junction with The Cornmarket) between 04:00 hours on Thursday 24 November 2016 and  23:00 hours on Sunday 27 November 2016

Friar Street, New Street, The Cornmarket, Pump Street (from its junction with Charles Street to its junction with The Shambles), Charles Street, Union Street, High Street (from the Elgar Statue to its junction with Pump Street) and Mealcheapen Street between 04:00 hours and 23:00 hours on Thursday 24 November 2016; between 08:00  hours and 23:00 hours on Friday 25 November 2016; between 07:00 hours and 23:00 hours on Saturday 26 November 2016;and between 08:00 hours and 23:00 hours on Sunday 27 November 2016.

High Street (from its junction with Pump Street to its junction with The Cross), the Shambles and Copenhagen Street (from its junction with Deanway to its junction with High Street) between 07:00 hours and 23:00 hours on Thursday 24 November 2016; between 08:00  hours and 23:00 hours on Friday 25 November 2016; between 07:00 hours and 23:00 hours on Saturday 26 November 2016;and between 08:00 hours and 23:00 hours on Sunday 27 November 2016.

Angel Place between 10:00 hours and 23:00 hours on Thursday 24 November 2016, Friday 25 November 2016 and Saturday 26 November 2016 and between 10:00 hours and 19:00 hours on Sunday 27 November 2016. 

Pump Street (from its junction with the Shambles to its junction with High Street)  between 09:00 hours and 23:00 hours on Thursday 24 November 2016; between 08:00  hours and 23:00 hours on Friday 25 November 2016; between 07:00 hours and 23:00 hours on Saturday 26 November 2016;and between 08:00 hours and 23:00 hours on Sunday 27 November 2016.

 

Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times and vehicular access to properties will be maintained where practicable for each event.