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:

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.

Closing roads

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.


If you want to use fireworks at your event then  visit Worcestershire Regulatory Services or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for advice.

For more information regarding events please contact our Community Development Team on 01386 565168.