The first question to consider is do I need to close my street as many street parties can and have been held in the front gardens of each other of houses
If a road closure is required for street a street party then this is for the council to agree and approve. Some streets are easier to close than others, think about other residents, emergency services access and how your closure will impact on other streets around you. Please complete the form below and send to the council within 12 weeks of any street party
A cul-de-sac is the easiest of areas to close off:
- Advise all residents in the cul-de-sac of the event
- Advise the council of the closure and obtain permission
- Close the entrance to the road with a clear sign across the whole width of the road. Road cones are ideal for this purpose. See drawing within the application form as these can often be purchased/hired or borrowed from local contractors
Closing other streets off is more complex. All roads can be closed, however traffic has to go somewhere and complex diverts are occasionally used which can be costly. Make sure you contact the council for advice and permission.
Road closures will note normally be approved before 12 noon
Before you apply for a road closure, consider if your road is:
- a through road
- a bus route
- an A road
- a feeder road to an estate
- close to a hospital, police station, ambulance service or fire station where access is required at all times
Also consider if there is there a piece of land off the highway that would be more appropriate for your party.
Whilst we will try to approve all road closures for street parties, this may, on a small number of occasions be impractical. To ensure the safety of all road users the council may require a formal traffic management system to be put in place and this may incur a cost to you.