Worcester 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 Annual Worcester 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 Temporary Street Closure Order please pdf download and fill in the application form (325 KB) .

Worcester City Council does not charge for this service.

Approved road closures

Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times and vehicular access to properties will be maintained where practicable for each event. Traffic management will be subject to Police determination for all closures.

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

Light Night Worcester 2023

No person shall cause any vehicle to proceed along various roads in the City of Worcester on Wednesday 22 February 2023 and Thursday 23 February 2023 as follows:-

  • Angel Place (Angel Street to Broad Street) 18:00hrs to 22:00hrs
  • Bank Street 18:00hrs to 22:00hrs
  • Broad Street 18:00hrs to 22:00hrs
  • Charles Street (City Walls Road to Pump Street) 18:00hrs to 22:00hrs
  • Church Street 18:00hrs to 22:00hrs
  • Copenhagen Street (Deansway to High Street) 19:30hrs to 22:00hrs
  • Cornmarket 18:00hrs to 22:00hrs
  • Friar Street (Union Street to New Street) 18:00hrs to 22:00hrs
  • High Street (including Cathedral Square) 18:00hrs to 22:00hrs
  • Mealcheapen Street 18:00hrs to 22:00hrs
  • New Street 18:00hrs to 22:00hrs
  • Pump Street 18:00hrs to 22:00hrs
  • Shambles Entry 18:00hrs to 22:00hrs
  • The Shambles 18:00hrs to 22:00hrs

Removal of City Christmas Tree

No person shall cause any vehicle to proceed along A44 College Street (roundabout turning lanes only) in the City of Worcester on Thursday 9 February from 09:30hrs to 11:30hrs to allow for the removal of the City Christmas tree.