If you are planning a Street party in your road, we have produced all the information you need to organise your event.
What is a street party?
This is a self-organised event for residents and neighbours comprising up to 50 houses/200 people. (Assuming 4 people in each household) No licences are normally necessary if music is incidental and no selling of alcohol is involved.
Publicity for the street party must be limited to residents only.
I am unsure whether the event is a street party and need further advice. How do I get further information?
We understand this can be confusing. If you are unsure please click on the Larger Public Events document for more information.
What do I need to do first?
To help plan your event please read the FAQ/Checklist and complete the application form to start the process or download the Street party Application Pack which contains all the relevant information detailed on our website.
Public Liability Insurance
The council recommend that you have Public Liability Insurance of £5 million to safeguard the organiser in case of any claim. The council are unable to recommend insurance companies, however further information can be found in the useful contacts document.
West Sussex Highways have a supply of road closure and other signage which residents may borrow for street parties from the Western Area Office.
Useful tips from Better Tomorrow
Better Tomorrow is a community interest company working with all council's in West Sussex to improve recycling.
Before the party starts:
- Consider using washable plates and cutlery rather than plastic knives and forks and paper plates.
- If you are having a barbecue and using packets of burgers and sausages, remember the card can be recycled but the plastic inners cannot!
When the party is over:
- Make sure all your recycling is not wet, dirty or tied up in plastic bags.
- Make sure all drink cans and bottles are totally empty before putting in your recycling bin.
- Don't recycle paper plates or serviettes which have food leftovers on them.
- Don't recycle plastic knives and forks.
- Ensure everything is dry.
- Don't recycle your paper tablecloths or decorations.