If you are planning on organising a street party, you can do so by notifying the council of a temporary street closure to hold your party.
Planning your street party
You will need to consult with the Bus Operator (Metro), Police and Highway Network Manager before an application is submitted. Consent of these bodies can either be by letter attached to this form or by signature of the form below, by the appropriate officer. Please note that Metro must always be consulted. They will confirm whether or not a closure will affect a bus route and will sign the form accordingly.
Tell us about a street party
Fill in our simple form.
Clock Completing this form takes around 10 minutes
For events that do not require a road closure, please complete questions 1 to 8 onlyDownload form
After you've applied
You will need to email the form to firstname.lastname@example.org
Details of the event will be sent to the Fire Service and Ambulance Service for their information.
If the event involves a road closure, the form goes to Legal Services to discuss with ward councillors. If it is agreed upon, we approve the road closure order and distribute copies.
Get in contact with the council at least 6 weeks in advance. If your party is in less than 6 weeks, don't let it put you off, you can get in contact with Street Scene. Make sure that everyone who lives on the street, including businesses are aware of the street party.
Street party or large public event
Dependent on the event in which you are organising, there are differences between whether it is a street party or a large public event.
|Street party||Large public event|
|Who the event is for||Residents and neighbours only||Open to anyone to attend|
|Publicity||To residents only||Externally, for instance in newspapers|
|Temporary event notice||Not required (unless it is intended to sell alcohol and/or have certain types of entertainment)||Usually needed|
|Insurance||Public liability insurance is optional||Required|
|Risk assessment||Should be carried out||Must be carried out|
|Organisation||Self organised by residents||Best left to professional event planners|