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Road closures (for an event or street party)

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How to apply for a temporary road closure or street diversion

Before you make an application please see:

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Make an application:

Applications currently cost £106.00 for streets in Adur or Worthing.

To apply for a temporary road closure or street diversion please use our online form, you can either print and post your application with payment by cheque or pay securely online by debit or credit card.

To enquire about making a temporary road closure or street diversion for an event please e-mail:

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Upcoming street closures

Other events: Festivals, carnivals, Christmas, bonfire and fireworks, Remembrance, street parties, open days, etc

listed by date (then alphabetical by road name if on same date):


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Play Streets

Specific dates and groups of dates:


alphabetical by road name, then date:

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Organising an event or street party that requires a road closure

If you are looking to organise an event then please refer to the guidance blow before you make an application:

Street parties

Street parties and fetes are a traditional part of community life. They are a simple way for us to get to know our neighbours and meet members of our community.

Adur District Council and Worthing Borough Council support the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government in the Government's initiative in making it easier to hold street parties and fetes.

If you want to organise a street party please read the guidance below:

Street closures and road closures (for events)

You cannot legally stop vehicles entering or driving down a road unless a 'road closure order' is in place. There is a £106.00 application fee which is refundable if the road closure is not granted.

If you need to apply for the closure of a street or road in Worthing or Adur for an event, please note that the council takes eight weeks to process an application for a street closure and therefore applicants need to plan ahead.

Each application must be supported with the £106.00 fee (made out to Adur District Council) and a street plan showing the road closure.

Public Liability Insurance

The Council recommends that Public Liability Insurance of £5,000,000 is taken out to protect the organiser against their liability for any injury or property damage claims which may arise at the event. This should be arranged by the organiser either through their own insurers, via an insurance broker or by searching for 'street party event insurance' on-line, which will bring up a variety of insurers who can provide suitable cover.


Arrangements to borrow the necessary signage can be made through Worthing Borough Council from Worthing Town Hall, Chapel Road, Worthing.

Organisers should email:

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Need more information or advice?

To enquire about making a temporary road closure or street diversion for an event please e-mail:

Want to apply for a road closure?

Please refer to the 'Make an application' section (above)

Road closure notices

For details of current road closure notices please see our Upcoming Road Closures section (above).

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Organising a Street Party to celebrate the Royal Wedding

The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is taking place on Saturday, 19th May 2018.

If you want to hold a street party to celebrate this event you will need to make an application to the council and complete a road closure application. When closing a road it is important that services like the Police, Fire and Ambulance Services are aware of the closure.

By 'street party' we mean one that is organised by and for all residents in 1 or 2 small streets without external publicity. A wider public event in more streets or on a major road needs extra arrangements.

Planning Your celebration and making an application

You will need to make 2 separate applications; one to inform the council of your celebration and a separate application to close your road.

Please email your completed application to or send to:

Events Team,
Place & Investment,
Adur & Worthing Councils,
Worthing Town Hall,
Chapel Road,
West Sussex,
BN11 1HA

Tel: 01273 263463 / 01903 221200

You will also need to make a Road closure application (see above).

Please note all road closure applications must be submitted to the council by Friday 6th April 2018. Permission cannot be granted to any applications received after this date due to the requirement to consult with organisations such as the Emergency Services and West Sussex County Council.

There will be no application or road closure charge.

Waste from your Celebrations

It is important that the council can arrange to collect your waste after your celebrations.

Please bag up any general/non-recyclable waste and leave in the designated location indicated on your application form. Recycling should be distributed between the blue recycling bins in your street and will be collected on the normal fortnightly timetable.

Guidance on how to plan a street party

See also: The Street Party website

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