Are you planning to hold a jubilee street party to celebrate the Queen's platinum jubilee in June? Tendring District Council says there are some rules to follow if you want to hold an event legally and safely. With the big day not far away, you need to be getting applications in now.
So that you can safely hold your party in the street, you will need to apply for a road closure order. Please email [email protected] or send a letter to Tendring District Council, PO Box 8259, Clacton-on-sea, Essex, CO15 6WZ) requesting the road closure and giving date/times (to/from), exact location with a map if possible and reason for closure (i.e. street party).
The council will then notify the emergency services, bus and taxi firms (if relevant) and any other interested parties. They are given the chance to comment prior to the order being raised. We will then display the order in the street on lamp posts. There's no charge for temporary road closures and the council does not insist on risk assessments, but suggests that if you are hiring things like bouncy castles you to ensure that the operators have the relevant risk assessments and insurance.
Depending on the size and type of your event ou may also want to consider public liability insurance. The Streets Alive website gives more advice about taking out insurance.
Alcohol and Licences
If alcohol is involved in the party then you may need a licence. Please contact the licensing team by email: [email protected] or telephone 01255 686565, fax: 01255 686343. If you are in any doubt contact the council for advice.
The Clean Up!
After all the fun of the party, there is always the clean up to think about and the council would be very grateful if you could let our waste collection contractors, Veolia, know about your event by contacting them on 01255 431620. If your event falls on the day your street normally has its waste collected Veolia can make sure that it can still collect your normal waste and recycling. And party hosts are reminded to clear up and properly dispose of any litter or waste.
Let us know
If you're holding a street party or another jubilee-related event (or any local event) let us know and we'll tell the town. You'll find our events form here – and here's a link to the first of three events being held in Brightlingsea Museum.