Road closures for Community Events
The District Council supports local community events by authorising event organisers to close public roads for processions and parades. This includes events like:
- Rickmansworth Carnival Parade
- Croxley Revels
- Abbots Langley Carnival
- Remembrance Sunday Parades
These events benefit from short-term road closures, which affect only a few roads while the procession or parade passes through.
These powers are exercised in agreement with Hertfordshire County Council which owns and maintains public roads and which can use other statutory powers to close roads for a longer period (for sporting events) or for community events that do not move along the road (such as Street Parties).
Apply for a road closure for a parade or procession for a local community event
Please use the application form here to apply for road closures to facilitate parades or processions Application Form for Temporary Road Closure (pdf).
Applications for regular events typically take 4 weeks to process but if you have not held your event in the same location before, any application must be submitted at least six months before the date of the event to allow adequate time for the authorisation process, as this may require significant further consultation and formal approval from a meeting of the Council.
All requests for a road closure involve consultation with affected stakeholders (including the Emergency Services) and if the Order is agreed by the District Council, public notices are displayed on street, in advance of the closure.
Organisers must provide confirmation from the Police that they will provide Officers to manage the road closure for their event. If they will not, organisers must provide evidence to satisfy the District Council that the personnel managing any closures are suitable qualified and experienced marshals (usually CSAS accreditation). The Health and Safety Executive provides advice towards managing traffic at events, here http://www.hse.gov.uk/event-safety/transport.htm.
For further information, please contact the Economic and Sustainable Development Service at the District Council, using 01923 776611 or firstname.lastname@example.org.