Your guide to organising a street party

This guide provides practical advice for anyone looking to hold a street party.

Applies to England



This guide provides information on road closures, charges, playing music, insurance and fund raising – alongside links to organisations who offer further support. It also addresses some of the popular myths surrounding street parties.

You can use the application form to let your local council know about your plans and apply for a road closure. Alternatively you can look for guidance on your council’s own website.

Published 21 December 2011
Last updated 23 February 2023 + show all updates
  1. Updated guidance with up-to-date links.

  2. Updated street party myths, facts and links alongside new links to covid secure guidance.

  3. Updated the guide.

  4. Added updated guidance.

  5. Revised for 70th anniversary of VE Day.

  6. Updated myth-busting information.

  7. First published.