With only 81 days to go until the big day, we wanted to remind you to make sure you get your road closure applications in on time. Most councils will require up to 12 weeks’ notice in order to process a road closure application, but this can vary. The best way to find out is by contacting your council directly.
Figures released by the Local Government Association on 3 March show that there have been 3,500 road closure applications for street parties to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond jubilee – and this doesn’t even include celebrations that are being organised in parks, pubs, village greens and other communal spaces!
Many councils have cut all red tape around road closures and have waived the fee where possible. A few of our ‘Star Councils’ such as Newham and Cheshire West and Cheshire are giving away small amounts of funding for Jubilee celebrations to help with the cost of Public Liability Insurance and other start-up costs for bigger events.
Although councils across the UK are doing their best to cut the cost of road closures, you may still face a small charge, or need to pay for Public Liability Insurance. If you are in need of a little funding for your event, visit our funding page for more information.
DCLG have created a simplified application form that you can send directly to your council. This can be downloaded here. More information on road closures can be found on our FAQ’s page. You will also find more information where to get insurance for your event.
If you are having any problems with road closures, we are here to help! – send an email to email@example.com