Street parties

Street parties are a good way to get to know your neighbours and bring together people of all ages.

Small street parties are usually organised by and for the residents of only one or two streets. Larger public gatherings which are advertised and open to anyone, like carnivals, are best left to professional event planners.

We need to know:

  • The date and time of the party/event
  • If you want to close a road or section of road – and its name
  • Whether the road is part of a bus route or used by through traffic.

Closing the road

You must get permission from us if you want to close your road to traffic for your event. There would usually be a charge for this but we will be waiving the fee for the Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend.

You will always need to make sure that the emergency services can still get through if they need to.

Consulting your neighbours

Before we give permission we also need to be sure that you have consulted with, and taken account of, the views of your neighbours and everyone likely to be affected by your plans.

You can find more advice on throwing a street party on The Street Party website.

Last updated on 25/04/2023