Organising a Street Party
Street parties are a great British tradition and an important part of community life. They are a simple way to take time out from our busy lives and get to know our neighbours. Thousands of people across the country celebrated the Royal Wedding and the Diamond Jubilee with a street party and we want you to carry on with this without getting bogged down in paperwork and red tape.
Organising small, private street parties is very simple and generally does not include activities that need a licence, such as selling alcohol or providing certain types of entertainment.
If you want to have a pay bar or sell alcohol in another way or intend to provide entertainment to the wider public, or charge to raise money for your event, you will need a Temporary Event Notice.
Please note the completed application must be submitted to the Council at least 10 working days before the event (not counting the day the form is submitted or the day of the event).
What sort of events does this apply to?
This is about the sort of street parties that groups of residents get together to arrange for their neighbours. The main differences between a small street party and other public events are listed below:
|STREET PARTIES||OTHER PUBLIC EVENTS|
|For residents / neighbours only||Anyone can attend|
|Publicity only to residents||Externally publicity|
|In a quiet residential road or street||In buildings, parks etc|
|Self-organised||Professional / skilled organisers|
|Normally no insurance||Insurance needed|
|No formal risk assessment needed||Risk assessment common|
|No licences normally necessary unless the sale of alcohol is involved||Licence usually needed|
Further information is given in the guidance below: