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Street Parties

Street parties are a great part of British life and an opportunity for communities to come together to celebrate national occasions. Thousands of street parties took place for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012, The Big Lunch in June 2015 and the Queen's 90th birthday in June 2016.

Street parties are simple to organise. The guidance on the GOV.UK website sets out what you need to think about, busts the myths about what’s needed, and includes a simple form to let your council know about your plans.

If you are looking to hold a street party it is recommended that you obtain advice on whether you require any form of licence from us. As a general rule you will not require any form of licence if your event fits the following criteria: 

  • for residents/neighbours only
  • no publicity outside the neighbourhood
  • no sale of alcohol

If you are thinking of selling alcohol you can apply to us for a Temporary Event Notice. The fee for a Temporary Event Notice is £21. Further guidance is available within the Temporary Event Notice application form (Word 181KB).


The Big Lunch: If you want to hold a street party as part of The Big Lunch or The Great Get Together, you may need to apply for a road closure to close your road. Road closure requests for Big Lunch street parties will be arranged free of charge. Further details can be found in our Road closures guidance document (PDF 78KB). Further information may be obtained from our Highways team. You can contact them on 0113 222 4407.

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