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 or

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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:-

OVO Energy Women's Tour Cycle Race

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Wychavon District Council and Worcester City Council, supported by Worcestershire County Council are hosting Stage Four of the OVO Energy Women’s Tour on Saturday 16 June 2018. The event is the biggest women's cycle race in the world and it is the first time it is visiting the county. The start town is Evesham and the finish is in Worcester with the stage covering a lot of south east Worcestershire. 

Road closure for the finish area: Hylton Road will be closed from 04.45 and 17.30 (with Henwick Road to be used as a diversion route). The road closure is required for crowd management purposes and has been agreed by West Mercia Police, Worcestershire County Council and Worcester City Council. There are likely to be large crowds for the event. 

We will work very closely with the organisers to ensure that the road closure is lifted at the very earliest possible opportunity in order to minimise inconvenience for residents and businesses.

Rolling road closure for the route: Other roads around the city which are on the event route will typically be closed for about 30 minutes before the race comes through, and will re-open as soon as possible afterwards. The road closures on Hylton Road are longer to allow for the finish line, hospitality, podium, event village and spectator areas to be erected and disassembled.

The rolling road closures will operate from 13.15 to 14.45 on A4440, A44, London Road, Sidbury, College Street, Deansway, Worcester Bridge, New Road, Tybridge Street and Hylton Road.

To view the event route in detail please see (select the 'public events' tab on the left 'What’s on this map' box and enter 16 June on the date box on the right).

For further information on the Women’s Tour please see

Worcester Motor Show

For a period of one day on Saturday 23rd June 2018 to allow for the Worcester Motor Show. The road affected will be the High Street (from The Cross to The Lychgate).  It will be expected that the closure will be required from 09:00 hours to 17:00 hours.