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 Temporary Street Closure Order please download and fill in the application form.

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.

Remembrance Sunday Parade

For a period of one day on Sunday 10 November 2019 to allow for a Remembrance Day Sunday Parade. The roads affected will be Queen Street, Cornmarket, Mealcheapen Street, St Swithun’s Street, High Street, Deansway, Cathedral Square Roundabout and College Street. It is expected that the closures will be required from 08:00 hours to 12:30 hours

Christmas Lights Switch-on

For a period of one day on Thursday 21 November 2019 to allow for Christmas Lights Switch on event. The road affected will be High Street (from its junction with Pump Street to Cathedral Square). It is expected that the closure will be required from 15:00hours until 19:00 hours.

Worcester Victorian Christmas Fayre

For a period of five days on Wednesday 27, Thursday 28,  Friday 29, Saturday 30 November 2019 and Sunday 1 December 2019 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) and Cathedral Square. It is expected that the closure will be required between 18:00 hours on Wednesday 27 November 2019 and 23:00 hours on Sunday 1st December 2019.

For a period of four days on Thursday 28th, Friday  29th and Saturday 30th November 2019 and Sunday 1st December 2019 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 28th November 2019 and  23:00 hours on Sunday 1st December 2019

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 28th November 2019; between 08:00  hours and 22:00 hours on Friday 29th November 2019; between 07:00 hours and 21:00 hours on Saturday 30th December 2019; and between 08:00 hours and 23:00 hours on Sunday 1st December 2019.

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 28th November 2019; between 08:00  hours and 22:00 hours on Friday 29th November 2019; between 07:00 hours and 21:00 hours on Saturday 30th December 2019; and between 08:00 hours and 23:00 hours on Sunday 1st December 2019.

Angel Place between 09:00 hours and 23:00 hours on Thursday 28th November 2019; and between 09:00 hours and 23:00 hours on Friday 29th November 2019; and between 09:00 and 22:00 hours on Saturday 30th November 2019 and between 09:00 hours and 20:00 hours on Sunday 1st December 2019.

Pump Street (from its junction with the Shambles to its junction with High Street) and Broad Street between 09:00 hours and 23:00 hours on Thursday 28th November 2019; between 08:00 hours and 22:00 hours on Friday 29th November 2019; between 07:00 hours and 21:00 hours on Saturday 30th December 2019; and between 08:00 hours and 23:00 hours on Sunday 1st December 2019