Holding a street party
Traditional street parties are a good way to bring the community together.
If you want to organise a street party and don't know where to start, Streets Alive, a not-for-profit organisation, has lots of useful information on its website: www.streetparty.org.uk.
If you want to hold a street party in Huntingdonshire, there are a number of things you need to do, and these vary depending on the size of the planned event.
If you are planning a small, private street party or fete then you do not need to notify us. However, if you are planning a larger or commercial event please view our Event Safety Advisory Group information.
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If you want to close a road then you need to apply for a temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TRO). These are managed by Cambridgeshire County Council. Apply for a TRO from Cambridgeshire County Council.
If organising a small, private street party or fete, generally you do not need a licence. However, if you are publicising a programme of bands, live music etc or are charging for tickets, entrance or alcohol, you need to apply for a Temporary Event Notice licence.
We do not require you to have public liability insurance, but we advise that you do. More information about insurance is available on www.streetparty.org.uk.
As a private party, you do not need a licence under the Licensing Act 2003 to sell food (unless you want to sell hot food or drink after 11pm).
Make sure you clean up afterwards.