Millions of Britons will be looking forward to celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee by hosting your own street party with neighbors and friends.
But when it comes to holding an event on your street, it’s not all fun and games—it’s also council and highway rules.
So, before you can dust off your Union Jack bunting, what permissions will you need?
Here’s everything you need to know.
What permission do I need to get?
you will need to Find out what your local council wants from you Before you hold the event – and you have to tell them if you plan to close the road.
According to StreetParty.org.ukA resident would need to ask council ‘by the street’ and wait 3–12 weeks for a decision, although some councils have reduced the waiting time significantly to allow for maximum celebration of Her Majesty on 4 June. done and 5.
If you do get permission to close the road – highly likely to please locals, according to the website – it will come in the form of a ‘temporary traffic regulation order’ from your council’s traffic/highway department, licensing or events team. Find it by searching for the website page that has most.
If you don’t get the decision you were hoping for, you can always challenge it. But, ultimately, your local council will have the final decision in the matter.
What if I can’t get permission?
Whether your council rejected your application or you didn’t have time to submit one, there are Alternative types of parties that you can organize with your neighbors.
One option – most popular for those who are not allowed to have a road closure – is a ‘street meet’. It gets around the need to take up space on a public highway by keeping everything on the sidewalk and your neighbors’ driveways.
The people you need permission from are your neighbors – they may not be very happy if you block their path without them knowing beforehand.
You can always hold a party in your garden if you’re in a pinch.
Do I need insurance?
Some councils will buy you a public liability insurance, which covers all for personal injury or damage to property as a result of the party. However, others would only suggest it.
Depending on how much cover you want, it can cost more than £50 to cover around £5m, if one of your neighbors wants you to spill a very expensive glass of champagne on their very expensive new dress. wants to sue.
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Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee 2022
Dust off your Union Jack bunting, Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee is finally here.
The ceremony, which takes place from Thursday, June 2 to Sunday, June 5, marks Her Majesty’s record-breaking 70th year on the throne.
Across the UK, there will be street parties, concerts and other special events involving the Queen and senior members of the Royal Family.