Holding a street party
Harrow Council welcomes community events, such as street parties to celebrate events like the Queen's 90th Birthday or The Big Lunch. At present the council is not charging for the traffic order that is required to close roads for such events.
If you want to hold a street party you should read through the following information and then complete an application form.
This advice is intended for small, self-organised events for residents/neighbours only. If there is any selling involved or if you intend to provide entertainment to the wider public you may need a temporary event notice.
Closing a road
If you want to close a section of the public highway to hold your street party, you will need to apply for a temporary road closure and you will need to give the council at least six weeks notice to organise this.
It is easier to arrange a party in cul-de-sacs and other quiet roads that are not traffic sensitive or bus routes. If your road cannot be closed, you could look at combining your party with another nearby street or perhaps use a grassed area large enough to accommodate your party. You will need to show that other residents in the street are in favour of the road being closed and affected residents or businesses will need to be notified in writing.
The event organiser will be responsible for sourcing the required road signs and traffic barriers needed to implement the closure (available at most tool hire suppliers). The council will provide a plan showing the required number of signs and barriers together with details of where they should be located.
A clear passage (free from obstruction), 3 metres wide must be maintained through the closure, for emergency vehicle access.
For further information on street parties, such as the requirements please see the further info section.