Request for a public procession

If you are looking to organise a small-scale public event such as a walking day parade, school procession or Remembrance Day parade and your local neighbourhood policing team have agreed to police your event, you need to apply to the Council for an Order.
Under section 21 of the Town Police Clauses Act 1847, the Order will give directions to the Police to manage and direct traffic to prevent obstruction of the streets.
You must contact the Police in the first instance.
We will consult with the Highways Authority to ensure that your event does not conflict with any other event or that there are no planned works along the roads on the same day. The Council will only make an Order if the Police can police the event and the Highways Authority has no objections.
Events will be considered on an individual basis.

How to apply

The event organiser should contact us with details of the event a minimum of 8 weeks before it is due to take place. Please provide:

  • The times and date of the event
  • A map clearly showing the route of the parade
  • Confirmation that you have been in touch with the Police and that they will police the event for you

Tel: 01695 585125
There is currently no charge for this service; however, this could be subject to change in the future. 

Orders made