Street parties

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  1. 1. You are here: What counts as a small street party?
  2. 2. Getting permission to hold a small street party or fête
  3. 3. Other considerations for holding a street party

1. What counts as a small street party?

Street Party applications are now open again - please note they will only be approved subject to Environmental Health and Covid guidelines being adhered too.

Organising small private street parties and fête's 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, fête's and larger public events are listed below.

Street parties and fête's:

  • 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