Council avoids road closure charges
Southampton council has found a way of not charging residents for street party road closures.
Since the council privatised their highways services their service provider was requiring a £105 charge for each temporary road closure order. This is too much for most residents and would stop all happening.
Following advice from Streets Alive, they set up a monthly batch traffic order system. This means that residents have to apply for a closure by a fixed date 6 weeks in advance of a joint traffic order being drawn up for all the streets that month.
This means that the council can afford to fund the 5 monthly charges for the street party season from April to September.
More detail is explained on the council site here.
Ask Streets Alive for more advice on road closures after reading our advice here.