This is about the sort of street party that groups of residents get together to arrange for their neighbours. The main differences between a small street party and larger public events are listed below:
Organising small, private street parties is very simple and generally they do not include activities that need a licence, such as selling alcohol or providing certain types of entertainment. If you want to have a pay bar or intend to provide entertainment to the wider public, or charge to raise money for your event, you will need a Temporary Event Notice which is a type of temporary licence and costs £21. Similarly, larger public events attracting more people will require a different process. If you need a Temporary Events Notice or would like to hold a larger public event, please see GOV.UK for further information and advice.
We have drafted a letter that you can send round to local residents to let them know all about your proposed street party. You can download a copy of the letter and print it for your own use.
The number one tip for holding a party is to plan early, think about what you want to achieve and get in touch with us as soon as possible. More helpful tips, advice and support for organising a successful event can be found on the Streets Alive website www.streetparty.org.uk.
Please see our list of FAQs and checklist for street party organisers.