Street parties are a great way to get to know your neighbours and celebrate together.
Before you can hold your party, you need to do several things. They include:
- Talk to your neighbours and find out if there is enough support for the event to go ahead
- Plan early
- Find the right location for your party. If it cannot be held in the street then think about holding your event on a local playing field, open space or next to a building like a community hall. Make sure you have the owner's permission.
- If your neighbours are happy, then set a date
- 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 an area set aside for bin bags and recycling
- You do not need to provide risk assessments by law for a private street party, but we need to be satisfied that you are addressing any significant risk resulting from your event. You should think about how you can reduce the risk of things going wrong and have a back up plan. document Read more about risks you may need to think about. (25 KB)
Larger Public Events
There are lots of things to think about when planning a public event. Use our event document Event Management Plan template and Guidance notes (52 KB) to help you plan.
If your event has been advertised to the public and you are expecting a large number of people to attend, there are other things you will have to do.
You will need to provide a risk assessment. document Download our risk assessment template. (35 KB)
Alcohol and live music
If you want to sell alcohol at your event or there will be live music - either a live band or recorded music like a disco - then you will need to apply for a Temporary Event Notice. These cost £21 and must be received by us at least 10 working days (two weeks) before your event
If you are giving away alcohol for free then a licence is not normally needed.
You don't need a licence to play pre-recorded music as long as your street party is for residents only and the music ha snot been advertised before your event to attract people or make money.
You will need a food register if you will be using caterers.
For more information on licences you may need for your event visit the Temporary Event Notices page or contact Sue Gunnell on 01527 881263.
Wychavon District Council has the power under Section 21 of the Town Police Clauses Act 1847 to close roads for public events such as Carnivals and Street Markets.
If you wish to make a Temporary Road Closure application, please contact Julie Brain on (01684) 862366 in the first instance.
You will need to complete an Application Form and pay a fee of:
Single Application £95.00
Multiple applications from same applicant £190.00
Streets Alive gives advice on whether you need insurance for your street party or event.
For more information regarding events please contact our Community Development Team on 01386 565168.