Special Events on Roads

Notices of Proposed Special Events

Photograph of people playing outside

Local Councils have been given new powers to close roads or restrict traffic to allow certain events to take place. These might include sporting events such as a Fun Run or Marathon, social events including Street Parties or other forms of entertainment eg concerts held on a public road.

Notices of Proposed Special Events  

The Public Protection, Health and Wellbeing Department has received the following applications in relation to the holding of a Special Event on a public road.

By virtue of the powers conferred on it by Article 8A of and Schedule 3A to the Road Traffic Regulation (NI) Order 1997, the Council gives notice that it is minded to make an Order to temporarily prohibit traffic from the following roads in order to facilitate the following special events:

Name of proposed Special Event Date Time Roads affected Diversonary Routes Written Representations to be made to Council at the address below by:
TV filming 3 - 5 November 2021 7am - 7pm Glenview Road Larne Deerpark Road and Aughaboy Road 22 October 2021
Ballymena Christmas lights event 18 November 2021 5.45pm - 8.30pm

Wellington Street, Ballymoney Street, William Street Broughshane Street, Church Street, Bryan street Ballymena

Albert Place

Granville Drive
3 November 2021
Larne Christmas lights event 19 November 2021 6.45pm - 8pm Station Road, Quay Street, Main Street, Broadway, High Street and Circular Road Larne


Main Street

High Street

Station Road
3 November 2021
Carrickfergus Christmas lights event 20 November 2021 10am - 6.30pm Market Place, High Street, West Street, Castle Street, North Street Carrickfergus Antrim Street, Lancastrian Street, North Road 3 November 2021
Whitehead Christmas lights event 27 November 2021 11am - 5pm Kings Road Whitehead

Edward Road, Balmoral Avenue,  Windsor Avenue

3 November 2021
Ballymena Christmas market    10am - 6pm Greenvale Street Ballymena n/a 3 November 2021
Carrickfergus Artisan market

3 December 2021

4pm - 8pm Market Place, West Street Carrickfergus  n/a 3 November 2021

5 February 2022

5 March 2022

2 April 2022

7 May 2022
11am - 5pm

Persons wishing to make representations to the Council regarding proposals may do so, in writing, to the address below.  Please note the closing date and time for representations on each notice. Representations received after the date will not be considered.

Arrangements can also be made to inspect the application, free of charge, at the Council Offices, in Larne, Ballymena or Carrickfergus by contacting us on the T: 0300 124 5000 or E: licensing@midandeastantrim.gov.uk.