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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:
Glenarm Castle Half Marathon 13/04/2019 11am-11:20am Castle Street and Altmore Street Glenarm via the Feystown Road and Dickeystown Road Thursday 21 March  2019
Ballymena Belles 5 Mile Race 08/04/2019 7pm-8pm

Fenaghy Road between Galgorm and Corbally Roads, Russellstown Road between Lisnafillion and Corbally Roads, Killane Road between Galgorm and Lisnafillion Roads, Lisnafillion Road between Galgorm and Carndonaghy Roads

Galgorm Ballymena
via the Galgorm Rd, Cardonaghy Rd and Ballymena Rd Thursday 21 March 2019
Umbrella Street Arts Festival 







5pm - 10pm

2pm - 10pm

1pm - 6pm

1pm - 6pm

5pm - 10pm

5pm - 10pm

Lower Cross Street between Point Street and Main Street and Dunluce Street between Lower Cross Street and High Street Larne via Point Street  Thursday 21 March 201
Carrickfergus Castle Triathlon


8am - 11.30am

Belfast Rd, Marine Highway,

Green St,

Larne Rd,

Rawbrae Rd,

Quay Lane
See attached Traffic management plan (PDF 2MB) Wednesday 3 April 2019

Filming for BBC Drama



6am - 8pm

Altmore street

The Vennel Glenarm

Feystown Road

Dickeystown Road Glenarm

See attached traffic management plan (PDF 1MB)
Wednesday 10 April 2019

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: