Erewash Borough Council

Temporary road closures for events

If you are considering closing a road for an organised event, such as a street party, gala or parade, you will need to apply for permission.

Please be aware the deadline has passed to apply for a road closure for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee over the June bank holiday.

All road closures are determined on a case-by-case basis so please seek advice from Democratic Services, preferably via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please provide a brief outline of your event, the timings plus the road you intend to close. Alternatively, telephone 0115 907 1017 or 0115 907 1186.

When applying to close a road, please be aware you must:

  • provide 8 weeks’ notice to allow us time to process your application and carry out our internal consultation. Failure to do so could result in the council refusing your application;
  • consult all neighbours who will be affected by the closure before applying;
  • as organiser, you must arrange for ‘road closed’ and ‘diversion’ signs if they are deemed to be required; and
  • display the formal temporary closure notices (which will be provided) seven days before the event and remove them afterwards.

Also, depending upon the type of event you wish you hold, you may have to provide proof of public liability insurance and risk assessments undertaken. Advice will be given if this applies to you.

All road closure applications are subject to consultation with Derbyshire County Council.

Related links

Below are links to other websites which you may find useful:

Street Party
The Big Lunch
Gov.uk street party guide