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- 1. You are here: What counts as a small street party?
- 2. Getting permission to hold a small street party or fete
1. What counts as a small street party?
Organising small private street parties and fetes can be very simple and generally does not include activities that need a licence.
However, if you want to sell alcohol or intend to provide entertainment to the wider public, or charge to raise money for your event, you will need a Temporary Event Licence.
The main difference between a small street party, fetes and larger public events are listed below.
Street parties and fetes:
- for residents or neighbours only
- publicity only to residents
- self organised
- no licences normally necessary if music is incidental and no selling is involved
- no formal risk assessment needed
- we recommend that you take out Public Liability Insurance with a minimum of £2m cover.
Larger public events:
- anyone can attend
- external publicity (such as newspapers)
- professional or skilled organisers
- licences usually needed
- insurance needed
- risk assessment common