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Street Parties

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Street parties and fetes are a traditional part of community life; they are a simple way for residents to get to know their neighbours and to meet new people. This page will outline how to go about organising a street party.

 

Firstly, it is important to differentiate between a street party and a public event. The main differences are as follows:

 

Street party / fete Larger public event
Residents/neighbours only Anyone can attend
Publicity only to residents External publicity (such as in newspapers) 
No music licences normally necessary Music licence usually needed 
Insurance is not normally needed Insurance needed
No formal risk assessment needed     Risk assessment commonly needed
Self-organised   Professional/skilled organisers 

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Organising small, private street parties and fetes is very simple and generally does not include activities that need a licence, such as selling alcohol or providing certain types of entertainment. If organisers want to have a pay bar, intend to provide entertainment to the wider public, or charge to raise money for an event, a Temporary Event Notice will be required.

 

More information about this type of licence can be found on the licensing page.

 

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