Street parties and fetes are a traditional part of community life; they are a simple way for us to get to know our neighbours and meet members of our community.
We define a street party as:
- for residents/neighbours only
- publicity only to residents
- no licences normally necessary if music is incidental and no selling is involved
- no formal risk assessment needed
- self-organised by the local residents
Permissions and licenses
Typically a street party will involve closing a street. To do this, you need to complete a road closure application as soon as possible before the event is due to take place. We will need at least 2 weeks to process these applications.
Please note, if you want to:
- hold live performances, film screenings or dancing
- play live or pre-recorded music for entertainment purposes
- sell alcohol
- hold a raffle
- sell food and hot drinks between 11pm and 5am
You may also need to apply for a Temporary Event Notice (TEN), for which there is a small charge.
A temporary event notice (TEN) allows a premises or a property to be used for small scale ad hoc events.
TENs cover the:
- temporary carrying on of the sale or supply of alcohol
- Regulated entertainment
- Late night refreshment at premises which are not authorised by a premises licence or club premises certificate.
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