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Planning an Event for the Queen's 90th Birthday

Published Tuesday, 22nd March 2016 QE Logo

Road Closure Fees waived for Queen's Birthday

Leicestershire County Council will be offering free road closure applications for street parties being held to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday this year.

The council says the decision will help to support villages and communities who want to organise celebration events between 21 April -  the date of the Queen’s birthday - and mid-July.

The applications for temporary traffic orders, which involve road closures if events are being held on the highway, usually cost in the region of £400.

Event organisers who are intending to hold street parties on through roads and main roads may do so, with the implementation of a road closure which may be processed under a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) and the application process will be managed by Leicestershire County Council for which there will be no charge. In the first instance all such event organisers are asked to contact Leicestershire County Council’s Network Management Team  to request a TTRO application giving a minimum of eight weeks’ notice.

Requests for road closure signage and equipment (for no through road and cul-de-sac’s for which the district / borough council will process using the Town Police Clause Act 1874); event organisers will be able to loan 'ROAD CLOSED' signs from Leicestershire County Council (subject to availability) providing the organiser is able to collect them prior to the event and return them after the event.  If any event organiser requests that signs are delivered, then there will be a delivery and collection charge.

If additional signage is required for any road closure (for example, to sign a diversion route); the associated traffic management costs will be have to be met by the event organiser and will be recharged by the relevant authority. 


Leicestershire County Council’s highways customer services Tel: 0116 305 0001.