Road Closures for Street Events

The Council can make orders for certain events which require the closure of streets. These events include processions, street parties and other activities of a festive nature. Orders will only be made where the highway authority, Lancashire County Council, have agreed the organisers’ traffic management and safety measures. A non-classified road closure application must be made at least 10 weeks in advance of the date of closure, to allow for consultation with the emergency services, the Highway Authority and bus operators, where required, and a 21 day advertising period.  For events on main roads and those affecting bus routes we will require 12 weeks’ notice. Please read our policy on the requirements for making a road closure.

Let us know what you’re planning by completing our event notification form.

You can find information about organising safe events here.

The Government has produced a guide to help you plan and organise a street party. This includes a form for you to use to let us know about your plans.  Further advice is also available on

Sporting and entertainment event road closures can be made by Lancashire County Council. For these please contact the County Council at least 3 months before the event – click here for details or call 0300 123 6780.