We all have a few days off, Kate and Wills are getting married, it's easter (kinda); how many more excuses do you need to Party!!
Why not go old school and celebrate with your neighbours here in Brighton and Hove, and have a street party! Make some bunting, get a T.V outside, get in the cheesy wotsits and the sausage rolls and you're well on your way! Oh Yeah, and read below for all the fomalities and fill out a street closure form.
It is important that everyone in the proposed road is asked for their opinion. This includes all residents and all businesses. A signed petition must be produced to the council when requesting a road closure showing that the majority of people in the street support the closure.
In order to coordinate road closures across the city, we need to have all the applications in before we can let you know about each individual request.
We will confirm we have received your application and then respond again after the closing date when we have assessed all applications.
Please contact us if you want to talk through anything or would like further advice. You can contact the Traffic and Events team at
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General information on street parties
Brighton & Hove City Council welcomes street parties and understands they can bring great benefits to a local community. We appreciate that these events are often low budget with food and facilities being provided by residents.
Local residents or community groups can apply to close the road to hold street parties in their area. To help you hold a successful street party we have put together a street closure information pack at the bottom of the application form.
The council do not charge for assisting local resident-organised street parties. We only charge if there is a commercial or business element to the event. We will advise you through the steps you need to take but you will need to:
- carry out consultation with all residents in the street
- apply to the council for a formal road closure notice
- put out the correct signs and barriers to make sure your road closure is safe
The most important factor in arranging the street party is that everyone in the proposed road is asked for their opinion. This includes all residents and all businesses. A signed petition must be produced to the council when requesting a road closure showing that the majority of people in the street support the closure.
Some roads in the city are not able to be closed as doing so can cause problems with rerouting traffic or emergency access. If a road closure is not possible for these reasons we recommend looking at using an alternative local road.