Street closure application form - Lewes district


This application is for the Lewes district only.

For street closures in Eastbourne, visit our Play streets or street parties page

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Street Closure Application Form



Lewes District Council has powers under the Town Police Clauses Act 1847 (Section 21) to close public roads in the Lewes District for public entertainment and sporting events. These events can include play streets, street parties, bonfire celebrations, sporting or community events.


If you wish to request the closure of a public highway please complete this electronic form providing details of the date, time and extent of the road closure.


It is your responsibility to ensure that affected residents and/or businesses are informed of the proposed road closure prior to the event. It is also your responsibility to remove publically displayed notices once the event is over.


Please note that you are required to fill in all fields marked with an asterisk.


This form needs to be submitted at least 8 weeks prior to the event. Late applications may result in your request being declined.


Please note: this form can only be used to close roads, we have no power to close pavements (please refer to East Sussex County Council Highways Department). To apply for permission to use the pedestrian precincts in either Lewes or Newhaven, please telephone 01273 471600 and ask for Environmental Health.

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