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 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.

St George's Day Parade

For a period of one day on Sunday 21 April 2024 to allow for a St George’s Day Parade. The roads affected are as follows:

  • Angel Place (Angel Street to Broad Street) 13:00 to 16:30
  • Bank Street 13:00 to 16:30
  • Broad Street 13:00 to 16:30
  • Church Street 13:00 to 16:30
  • High Street (inc Cathedral Square) 13:00 to 16:30
  • Mealcheapen Street 13:00 to 16:30
  • Pump Street 13:00 to 16:30
  • The Shambles 13:00 to 16:30