There are an increasing number of tractor runs being organised on Lincolnshire roads. These are often charitable events, raising money for worthy causes.
Tractor runs do not usually require a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) however they can cause severe disruption on the highway network which may need to be discussed with Lincolnshire County Council (LCC) Highways.
This guidance document outlines the process organisers need to follow to register a tractor run on the highway and provides advice to organisers to ensure that these events can be carried out safely and legally.
Organisers should register their event with LCC Highways, via the following link; www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/transport-and-roads/traffic-management/events-affectingthe- highway/36947.article
The completion of the ‘Event affecting the Highway’ form allows LCC, the Highways Authority, to check the proposed route for any planned road works and prevent conflicts with the event. It is also sent to all Blue Light Emergency Services, District Council Chairs of the Safety Advisory Groups (SAG) and other LCC highways teams for comments and feedback. This also gives them the opportunity to request further information / documents if required (for example where there are other activities planned for the event – e.g., food and live entertainment).
Organisers should also refer to the following information, guidance, and templates from the Lincolnshire Events Safety Partnership, via the below link; Event Safety – Lincolnshire Resilience Forum.
As part of this registration, LCC requires a map from the organiser showing the proposed route in a clear and legible view, including any junctions that will be crossed and details on how these will be managed to ensure safety for other road users. The organiser of an event should be mindful of their legal responsibilities for the safety of all participants including any members of the public that are affected by an event.