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What are the diifferent types of road closure?

Town Police Clause closure, issued by AVDC – covers events like parades and processions, Christmas light illuminations, celebrations of marked events, eg Bonfire Night

Temporary Traffic Regulation Order, issued by Bucks County Council – needed for sporting events, street markets, road works, tree or hedge cutting, commercial events, Remembrance Day Parades, or any event involving the closure of a major A road.

How can I apply?

Town Police Clauses – send us a completed application form with:

• a detailed traffic management plan, including you your closure will be implemented and managed on the day
• a risk assessment of the event
• copies of your public liability insurance
• evidence that you can adequately steward your event

You should inform the local Safety Advisory Group (SAG) of your application so that they can consider any possible implications that the event may have on the emergency services.

We need at least 12 weeks to notice of your event.

Temporary Traffic Regulation Orders - contact Bucks County Council on 01296 382 702.

Barriers and signage

AVDC will deliver barriers and signage for events we approve to a specified address on a working day prior to the event.

Any signage placed on the highway must be erected by New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 accredited personnel.


The event organiser has an obligation to adequately steward the event, including traffic management.

The SAG can postpone the approval of any application if they don’t think that the event organiser has given satisfactory evidence of signing and stewarding.

Date Updated: 30/06/15


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Road Closure Protocol

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