If you are organising an event in Medway, such as a street party or parade, you can request a temporary road closure. Demonstrations and parades are dealt with under Section 21 of the Town Police Clauses Act 1847 and occur mainly in Rochester and Chatham. Section 21 can also be used for street parties.
Major events, such as the Tour de France or the Olympics, are dealt with under Section 16a Road Traffic regulation act 1984.
You can find guidance for major events on GOV.UK
Temporary road closures and other roadwork restrictions
You can apply for a temporary road closure and other roadwork restrictions under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic regulation act 1984.
For example, you can apply for:
- temporary closures
- banned right turns
- parking restrictions
In certain circumstances, this regulation can also be used for events.
Please note, we cannot assist with road closures for funerals.