Temporary road closures

What is a temporary road closure?

The district council can organise road closure orders for parades and social events such as fetes.  Click here to download a social event application form (162.0 KB) Word 97-2003 .

Road closures for street parties have a different application form - click here to download. (117.5 KB) Word 97-2003

Road closures for sporting events are dealt with by OCC only.

How to apply for a temporary road closure?

All requests for temporary road closures must be submitted to our offices at least 28 days before the date of the planned event. If you know you are going to hold an event during the year you can submit your application as early as possible – you don’t have to wait until nearer the time, however we prefer applications to be complete on receipt.

All requests must be submitted in writing and can be sent by email to TemRdClosure@southandvale.gov.uk

Or in writing to: Temporary Road Closures South (see details in Contacts section of this page)

When making an application please give details of:

  • what the event is
  • where it will take place
  • when it will take place, including the start and finish times  
  • a plan marked with the area to be closed and a detailed description so it can be easily identified
  • a contact name, address or email, and a daytime telephone or fax number
  • a copy of your public liability insurance

If your event includes musical entertainment or the sale of food or drink, this will require a separate approval and licence – see our temporary event notice page for more detail.

How is an application dealt with?

Once we receive an application the request will be acknowledged, recorded and we will consult with the statutory bodies: Thames Valley Police and Oxfordshire County Council as highway authority.

If any objections are made, these will be raised with the applicant so that they can be discussed and hopefully resolved.  

Once the consultation period has expired, and no objections have been sustained, we will make the legal order and let you have a copy.

Contact details

Temporary Road Closures


01235 422553

South Oxfordshire District Council

135 Eastern Avenue

Milton Park


OX14 4SB

Last reviewed: 20 - 04 - 2017

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