Street Parties and Closing a Road or Path

Event requiring a diversion or closure of a road or footpath

If you would like to close a highway/road for an event, you need to apply for a formal closure. Depending on the event, you will either need to apply to us or to Hertfordshire County Council.

Public Processions

We administer the Town Police Clauses Act 1847 (TPCA). A road closure under this Act is limited to short term closures due to parades, public processions, rejoicing or illuminations (it is not suitable for structures on the highway). This might include events such as St George's Day parades, Armed Forces Day and Remembrance Sunday.

Apply for a road closure online

All other events

Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) administer applications for all other types of closures that will require a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO), ranging from major events such as music festivals to small street parties.

Guidance on road closure and diversion route signing

Apply for a TTRO online

Advice on the availability of the road(s) you seek to close can be obtained from Hertfordshire County Council via nm.north@hertfordshire.gov.uk

Advice on event and highway safety can be obtained from Hertfordshire Constabulary via Katie.bartlett@herts.pnn.police.uk

All applications must be submitted not less than 3 months before the event, together with supporting documentation, including:

  • A plan that identifies the location and extent of the proposed closure
  • A detailed plan of your traffic management arrangements, including diversion route (except at cul du sac’s) with contact details of your traffic management provider
  • A copy of a valid certificate of insurance providing not less than £10 million pounds public liability cover
  • A copy of written approval from Hertfordshire County Council
  • A copy of correspondence from Hertfordshire Constabulary.

Payment

The cost of a TPCA is £26. Payments can be made online (click pay online) or by cheque (please write the event name on the back of the cheque).

The cost of a TTRO varies and should be confirmed with HCC by emailing nm.north@hertfordshire.gov.uk or visiting www.hertfordshire.gov.uk.

Amending a road closure

The legislation for a TPCA (Town Police Clauses Act 1847) does not allow for amendments to be made to a road closure once the Orders have been sealed. Should an amendment be requested a new application and payment for £26 will need to be made.

Street Parties

A guide to organising a street party can can be found on the GOV.UK website.

Further information can be found on the Hertfordshire County Council's Street parties page.

View current and future Road Closures