Chelmsford City Council

Closing the road for a street party

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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.

To apply for a temporary road closure, you will need to:

  • submit your application at least six weeks before you want to close the road
  • submit the application form, condition clauses and an agreement form showing your neighbours are happy for you to close the road

Once we receive your application, we will:

  • acknowledge your application within ten days of receiving it
  • visit the road and confirm that:
  • there is an alternative route around the road, so that the closure does not cause problems with traffic flow

  • the closure will not be an inconvenience to other road users or nearby residents

  • the closure will not cause a health and safety hazard

  • notify you of our decision within ten days of visiting the location. 

If we reject your temporary road closure, you will not be able to close the road.

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    Last updated: 27 April 2021

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