1. Street parties and special events
You can apply for a temporary road closure if you are holding a street party or special event and want to close the road.
The application process and requirements are different for street parties and for special events.
Your event is a street party if:
it's only for neighbours and residents
you only publicise it to residents
it's taking place in a quiet residential street
you are organising it yourself
You don't need insurance for street parties, and you will not need a licence if music is incidental and you are not selling anything. If you do want to sell anything, have a bar or provide entertainment, you will need to apply for a Temporary Event Notice.
You should only hold a street party during daylight hours.
Your event is not a street party and is a special event if:
it's a parade, procession or social gathering
anyone can attend
you widely publicise it, such as in the newspaper
a professional organiser is arranging it
You will need insurance for a special event, and will probably need a licence. You will also need to arrange traffic diversion signs.
You will be responsible for the safety of the event, including the safe closure of the roads.