Street parties and public events
Responsibilities of the party organiser
When holding a street party, the organiser must be responsible for the following:
- Ensuring all local residents have been informed of the event and are in agreement for the street party to take place.
- At each vehicle access point warning signs and flashing road danger lamps are required. These are available from hire shops.
- All temporary objects, such as tables and chairs must be easily moveable to allow for emergency vehicle access.
- Any banners or bunting displayed across the road must be at least 7 metres above the road. This will allow for easy access by emergency vehicles.
- Temporary features to the road, such as decorations and litter must be removed when the party has finished.
- Bonfires must not be held on any part of the road including grassed areas.
- The positioning of a barbecue (or similar) needs to be agreed with the council. If organisers are planning a barbecue we would ask them to contact us in advance.
- Any additional lighting that the party uses must not be run off the street lighting electricity supply.
- The sale of alcohol is not permitted.
Party organisers are not required to have public liability insurance cover for their event but we strongly advise you to obtain cover for a minimum limit of indemnity of £2million.