Having a street party?

Information on how you organise a street party and ensure you have all the right permissions

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street partyStreet parties are a traditional part of British life; they’re fun and bring neighbours together.

We want to help you to organise your street party with minimum fuss and expense, so we've simplified the application process and produced this straightforward guide.

What is a street party?

street partyStreet parties are get-togethers for neighbours. They're not advertised to the wider public and they're not commercial activities. Street parties take place in small residential roads where they will not affect traffic or parking. They are organised by residents for their neighbours and do not include selling anything, including food and drink, or having professional entertainment.

If you are unsure if the event you are planning qualifies as a street party, if you live on a major road or if you want to plan a bigger event please contact us on tel: 020 7341 5762, or email us at streetparties@rbkc.gov.uk What about road closures? Do I need insurance? Can I serve food? Read the answers to these and other commonly asked questions.

street party 'road closed' signWhat do I need to do?

We will respond to you within ten days to confirm that your plans can go ahead.

Enjoy your party

You may want to look at some helpful hints put together by Streets Alive, an organisation that promotes street parties. Visit www.streetparty.org.uk  / www.thebiglunch.com.