Street Parties

In order to make it as easy as possible for residents to hold street parties to celebrate the Queen's 90th Birthday. South Somerset District Council has produced the following guide for you to follow.

By 'street party' we mean one that is organised by and for all residents in 1 or 2 small streets, without external publicity. Please see guidance issued from the government below

Queens 90th Birthday Street Party Guidance

A wider public event in more streets needs extra arrangements. The Street party website provides lots of useful practical tips, including when public liability insurance could be necessary.  Please note that insurance held by South Somerset District Council will not cover your event.

What do you need?

Example Do you need a road closure? Do you need a temporary event notice? Do you need a street trading consent?

 

You wish to get your neighbours together in your local street providing your own entertainment, food and drink

 

Yes [if you are planning to use the road]

 

No

 

No

 

You wish to get your neighbours together in your local street but get a commercial street trader (fast food van to provide the drinks/food or entertainment or are publicising a programme of bands etc. Or are selling things like tickets, charging entrance fees or for alcohol

 

Yes [if you are planning to use the road]

 

Yes

 

Yes

South Somerset District Council has waived the road closure fee for these celebrations and prepared a special 90th Birthday application form. Please note there is an 8 week process for these applications, The PDF can be downloaded below:

Download the Queen's 90th Birthday Street Closure application form

If you are planning a larger event and plan to sell alcohol, arrange live entertainment where more than 499 people attend (including the organisers and staff) you will need to contact the Licensing Department to apply for a premises licence which will take a minimum of 28 days to process so please be aware of the time scales involved.

Where you plan to hold a wider public event or where the road is a 'through road' please contact the Licensing Service on 01935 462462 as additional arrangements are required.  Please note there is no fee exemption for this type of road closure.