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:-

St George's Day Parade

For a period of one day on Sunday 22 April 2018 to allow for St. George’s Day Parade. The roads affected will be: Angel Place (from its junction with Angel Street), Broad Street (from its junction with Angel Place), High Street (from its junction with Broad Street to its junction with The Lychgate). It is expected that the closures will be required from 13:00 hours to 16:00 hours.

Royal Wedding Street Party - Burtree Avenue

For a period of one day on Saturday 19 May 2018 to allow for the Royal Wedding Street Party. The roads affected will be: Burtree Avenue (from its junction with Purleigh Avenue to its junction with Gawtree Avenue). It will be expected that the closure will be required from 07:00 hours to 23:00 hours.

Royal Air Force 100 Year Celebration March

For a period of one day on Sunday 20 May 2018 to allow for the Royal Air Force 100 years celebration march. The roads affected will be The Cornmarket (from its junction with Mealcheapen Street), Mealcheapen Street (from its junction with St. Swithin’s Street), St. Swithin’s Street (from its junction with The High Street) and the High Street (from its junction with The Lychgate). It will be expected that the closure will be required from 12:00 hours to 15:00 hours.