The County Council has responsibility for most of the roads and pavements in Nottinghamshire and has a duty to manage their use. We have to make sure that roads and pavements are safe for the public to use. In order to do this we need to be aware of when and where events, which may have an impact on their use, are taking place.
There are also some types of events or activities which require our permission and there are some actions which we can take to help your event run smoothly.
There are hundreds of events in Nottinghamshire every year. There will also be road works, utility works and traffic diversions which will have an impact on traffic flow. If all of this activity is not co-ordinated it could cause traffic disruption or accidents or make access to the event difficult. If we know about your event we can ensure that works are scheduled appropriately.
It is illegal to obstruct a public road without approval, as is the placing of traffic signs or event signs whether on the road, pavement or verge. Where traffic restrictions are required as part of the event’s arrangements we will need to agree these details and make any necessary legal orders.
It is therefore important that appropriate arrangements are made to manage traffic, parking and the event itself and further guidance is available below.
Further information about planning an event and the effect this may have on public roads is provided in this document:
Your guide to traffic and parking management for events in Nottinghamshire [PDF 1.1MB]
Guidance for event organisers on transport and traffic management at events is provided in this document:
Guidance for event organisers [PDF 97KB]