Temporary Road Closure

If you are holding a special event such as a parade or social gathering that will require temporary closure of a road(s) then you must apply for a Temporary Road Closure (TRO).

The Council has powers under the Town Police Clauses Act 1847 to close public roads to allow such events to take place safely. Approval must be sought from the Police and the Council and a legal order must be made before a road may be closed.

Please note that applications are required to be submitted at least 10 weeks prior to the event date to enable consultation to take place. Any late submissions may be subject to refusal and the fee will not be refundable if the decision is to decline the application.

The applicant (and not the Council) is responsible for ensuring that all safeguards, signage, barriers and stewards are in place as applicable, although the Council will expect to see evidence that all necessary steps have been undertaken and relevant adequate safeguards will exist and be in place at all material times immediately before and during the event prior to the granting of any closure order.

The following points must be taken into consideration when applying for a road closure:

  • If you are organising an event which may require a temporary road closure you must inform key authorities, including the police and the Council.
  • If the closure is required for a parade or march the closure may take the form of a rolling closure which would require a police escort.
  • The event organiser is wholly responsible for the safety of the event including the safe temporary closure of any roads.
  • Signs and barriers will be required to warn traffic of the closure on the day as well as advance warning signs of the intended closure.
  • The organiser/applicant must provide the Council with proof of its public liability insurance to provide adequate cover for the particular event and would be responsible for any third party liability claims that may arise due to the event.
  • It is recommended that you consult with residents and businesses that may be affected by the closure as soon as possible

From the 1 January 2024 a fee is now payable for each event application. The £50 fee is payable prior to an application being processed. Please note that the fee is non-refundable. Events being held by Registered Charities and Remembrance events will be exempt from the fee.

If you are making an application for a TRO then an Application Form must be completed, As part of the application process the Specified Conditions outlined by Derbyshire County Council (below) must be adhered to in full. Please see below for these details.

To obtain copies of the Payment Advice leaflet; Application form and the Specified Conditions outlined by Derbyshire County Council please send an This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (opens in a new window) and we will happily send the requested documents to you via email or post. Alternatively, you may wish to request the required documents by calling 01246 242428 and speaking to Becki Rowley.

Once you have completed the form please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (opens in a new window) your application and attach all other required documents.

If you wish to view details of any active TRO’s, then please visit the One Network DCC system (opens in a new window) and search for your queried area.

The specified conditions as outlined by Derbyshire County Council are as follows:



  1. Consent is given by The Derbyshire County Council to the temporary closure of roads in connection with Street celebrations SUBJECT to the approval of the POLICE and contact should be made with them if this has not already been done.
  2. Consent is given on the understanding that applicants will consult the frontages of any properties affected by the closure and resolve any objections.
  3. DIVERSION SIGNING will be the responsibility of the applicant. Signs should be in accordance with Chapter 8 of the Traffic Signs manual. Signing should be approved by the County Council.
  4. Where closures affect bus routes, the organisers should agree alternative routes with the bus companies and inform the County Council of the agreement in writing.
  5. The organisers should agree with the FIRE, POLICE and AMBULANCE SERVICES arrangements for in ACCESS in emergencies.
  6. It is most desirable that temporary closures be CLEARED BEFORE the hours of DARKNESS but where this is not possible then the signs etc should be illuminated.
  7. The organisers should INDEMNIFY the County Council by means of insurance against public liability that may arise from the closure.


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