Street parties and public events
Bromley Council is supportive of street parties, however, to ensure the relevant permissions and safety arrangements are in place prior to the event we require the party organiser to submit an application at least 10 weeks in advance of the event.
The closing date for completed applications for street parties in connection with the Big Lunch 2019 was 23 March.
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.