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 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 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.

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

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

Arrival of Father Christmas

For a period of one day on Sunday 26th November 2017 to allow for the Arrival of Father Christmas. The roads affected will be All Saints Road, Deansway (from its junction with All Saints Road to its junction with Copenhagen Street), Copenhagen Street, High Street (from its junction with Copenhagen Street to its junction with Broad Street), Broad Street (from its junction with the High Street to its junction with Angel Place) and Angel Place. It will be expected that the closures will be required from 12.30 hours to 13:45 hours.

Worcester Victorian Christmas Fayre

For a period of five days on Wednesday 29, Thursday 30th November 2017 Friday 1, Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 December 2017 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 29 November 2017 and 23:00 hours on Sunday 3 December 2017.

For a period of four days on Thursday 30, Friday  31 November 2017 and Saturday 1 December, Sunday 2 December 2017 to allow for the Worcester Victorian Christmas Fayre. The roads affected will be:

  • The Trinity and Queen Street (from its junction with The Trinity to its junction with The Cornmarket) between 04:00 hours on Thursday 30 November 2017 and  23:00 hours on Sunday 3 December 2017
  • 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 30 November 2017; between 08:00  hours and 22:00 hours on Friday 1 December 2017; between 07:00 hours and 21:00 hours on Saturday 2 December 2017; and between 08:00 hours and 23:00 hours on Sunday 3 December 2017.
  • High Street (from its junction with Pump Street to its junction with The Cross), the Shambles and Copenhagen Street (from its junction with Deansway to its junction with High Street) between 07:00 hours and 23:00 hours on Thursday 30 November 2017; between 08:00  hours and 22:00 hours on Friday 1 December 2017; between 07:00 hours and 21:00 hours on Saturday 2 December 2017; and between 08:00 hours and 23:00 hours on Sunday 3 December 2017.
  • Angel Place and Broad Street between 10:00 hours and 23:00 hours on Thursday 30 November 2017 and Friday 1 December 2017; and between 10:00 hours and 22:00 hours on Saturday 2 December 2017; and between 10:00 and 20:00 hours on Sunday 3 December 2017.
  • Pump Street (from its junction with the Shambles to its junction with High Street)  between 09:00 hours and 23:00 hours on Thursday 30th November 2017; between 08:00  hours and 22:00 hours on Friday 1 December 2017; between 07:00 hours and 21:00 hours on Saturday 2nd December 2017; and between 08:00 hours and 23:00 hours on Sunday 3rd December 2017.