Street parties

What is a street party?

There are some differences between street parties and outdoor public events.

Street parties

  • for residents/neighbours only
  • advertised to residents only
  • no licences normally necessary if music is incidental and no sale/supply of alcohol is involved
  • formal risk assessments or insurance are not needed unless a road closure if required
  • self-organised

Outdoor public events

  • anyone can attend
  • widely advertised
  • Licence usually needed for sale/supply of alcohol, public entertainment etc, unless exempted by the Deregulation Act.  For more information see the Temporary Event Notice pages
  • Risk assessment and insurance needed
  • Professionally organised