Temporary Road Closures
If you are arranging an event which will take place on a road in Sedgemoor, an application must be submitted to Sedgemoor District Council to arrange a temporary road closure.
Please refer to Somerset County Council's 'Events Guidance Pack' at the website below before starting to plan your event.
This form of road closure is suitable for events where roads need to be closed to ensure public safety due to people occupying the highway. Such events include street fairs, carol singing and fetes.
If long stretches of road need to be closed to traffic to ensure the safety of the participants in sporting events, such as marathons or cycle races, then this Act is not appropriate and applicants should refer to Somerset County Council.
Please ensure that your application is submitted to Sedgemoor District Council at least eight weeks before the event is scheduled to take place. There is currently no charge for processing your application.
As well as the details of the event itself, your application should include a list and map indicating the locations of:
- road closure signs
- diversion signs
- first aid posts
Details of forthcoming temporary road closures:
|Parish||Event||Date and Time of Road Closure||Road/s Closed|
|Bridgwater||Food & Drink Festival||Saturday 24-07-2021 between 07.00 and 16.30||Cornhill, York Buildings and High Street|
|Burnham on Sea||EAT Festivals||Saturday 29-05-2021 and Saturday 23-10-2021 between 07.00 and 19.00||Partial closure of High Street, College Street, Regent Street, Princess Street and Victoria Street. Chapel Street fully closed.|
|Burnham on Sea||Farmers Markets||Fridays on 30-04-2021, 28-05-2021, 25-06-2021, 30-07-2021, 27-08-2021 and 24-09-2021 between 07.00 and 14.30||Partial closure of High Street between Cross Street and Adam Street.|
|Wedmore||Village Fete||Saturday 07-08-2021 between 08.00 and 16.00||Church Street.|