Roads and pavements should be kept clear and safe, as much as possible. Articles on the public highway, such as an information stand, table or canopy will require a highway event permit under the Highways Act 1980.
We require evidence of public liability insurance, a plan of the area and a risk assessment. Once the permit is issued, applicants must adhere to a number of conditions.
An application for permission to use the highway for an event or display costs £39.
Charity and local community activities
Where an activity is for the local community or for charity purposes, we will consider requests for a waiver of this fee.
Requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis and assessed in the following circumstances:
Your application and all supporting documentation must be received a minimum of 14 days prior to the date of the intended activity. Applications that do not comply will be returned to the applicant without consideration.
Should the event require a road closure, a minimum of 12 weeks' notice will be necessary.