Road markings and signs
Temporary traffic signs may be erected for a limited period to guide traffic going to special events, such as shows, major sporting events or other public gatherings that are expected to attract large volumes or traffic. The event should attract at least 250 vehicles per day from outside the local area and should provide adequate parking off the public highway.
Housing Development signs are not permitted in the London Borough of Bromley.
Who can erect temporary signs?
All temporary traffic signs require approval by Bromley Council prior to erection. Only signs erected, removed and maintained by approved organisations will be considered for approval.
The signs are usually provided by the AA or RAC or similar organisation, which offers a specialist service and provide a suitable indemnity. The Cyclist’s Touring Club (CTC) also has permission to erect signs relating to cycle races only.
Guidelines and restrictions
Temporary signs must only be erected one or two days before the event and removed by the applicant within two days of the event finishing.
As the signs are not intended to advertise the event the inclusion of dates and times should not normally be included. (In certain circumstances Bromley Council may wish to include times and dates so as to advise other road users about likely congestion).
The sign’s legend must only name the venue and not the event, nor contain any reference to either the event or the name/logos of the companies/organisations involved in the event.
Traffic signs for special events should never display telephone numbers, internet addresses or any contact details.
Traffic Advisory Leaflet 04/11, Temporary Traffic Signs for special events gives advice on the circumstances in which these signs may be used, their design, construction and mounting.
What information is needed to process an application
The applicant needs to provide The applicant will provide a map showing the locations of the signs, a sign schedule and a design of each sign. Payment must be received in advance of any processing
Request a temporary sign
Requests for new tourist signs are managed by our Traffic Team. Consideration will always be given to requests, but it is important to remember that strict rules and regulations cover all road markings and signs on the public highway.
If you would like to request a tourist sign please complete the traffic enquiry form.