Street Party Guidance
This page is designed to give you the information you need to
organise a successful event/street party.
Below we have set out information about organising your event.
Click on the link to take you to the information you need
Street Parties and fetes are a traditional part of community
life and are a simple way for us to get to know our neighbours and
meet members of the community.
This summer there will be two requirements for groups wanting to
hold small events: they must have community approval and make
appropriate arrangements for diverting traffic.
I want to organise a Street Party – what do I
- Talk to the neighbours and find out whether there is sufficient
support for the event to go ahead
- Plan early, think about what you want to achieve.
- Find a suitable venue. It may be possible to hold the party in
the street, local playing field, open space or adjacent to a
building such as a community hall (you will need to ask the owners
- Once you know the neighbours are happy you will need to set a
- Fill out the form below which gives WDC information about
your event and also allows you to apply for a road closure (or a
temporary Traffic Diversion Order as it is known). Please note road
closures are your responsibility to manage e.g signage, diversions
- Make sure there are enough people to help organise and clean up
after the event. You will be responsible for keeping the local area
clean and tidy. Let people know what time the party will finish and
have a section set aside for bin bags and recycling
- Although there is no legal requirement to provide risk
assessments for a private street party, the council needs to be
satisfied that you are addressing any significant risk resulting
from your event. You should therefore think about how you can
minimise things going wrong and have a back up plan. Click on the
link of risks you may need
If your event has a sporting and cultural themed element
to it you may benefit by registering your event as a Community Games.
Download an Application form
for a street party or small community event and send
David Hood, Legal Officer
Wychavon District Council
Queen Elizabeth Drive
Larger Public Events
When planning a public event you have to think of everything so
to help your event planning to run smoothly download an
Event Management Plan
template and Guidance notes
If your event has been advertised to the public making it
a more large scale event then there will be more
conditions. For instance if you are proposing to hold a party that
will involve the sale of alcohol or provide entertainment to the
wider public like live music (live band) or recorded music
(disco) then you will need to apply to Wychavon for a Temporary Events Notice (TEN). The fee is
£21.00 and the notice must be received by Wychavon a minimum of 10
working days (2 weeks) before the event is due to take place.
You will need to fill out a Temporary Road Closure Order (Fee is
waived for Jubilee events).
Insurance - For guidance on insurance please visit
Risk Assessment - Click here for Guidance and a
Risk Assessment Template
Licensing - A licence is not normally needed if you plan to
provide alcohol for free at your event. You don't need a music
licence, whether the music is live or pre recorded, as long as:
- Your street party is a private party for residents
- the music has not been advertised in advance to attract people
or make money
A food register will be required if you plan to use
For all information on licences you may need for your
event visit the licensing page or
alternatively you can contact Sue Gunnell on 01527 881263
If your event contains a firework display please visit
Services for guidance or telephone them on 01905
822799 or email email@example.com.
For further information regarding events please contact
the Community Development Team on 01386 565168