Jubilee street party guidance
to Burnham residents
residents who are planning to hold street parties during this
year's Royal Jubilee celebrations are being urged to plan ahead.
District Council has this week issued guidance on what permissions
and licences will be required.
want to ensure street parties for the Diamond Jubilee are enjoyed
by as many people as possible and are not cancelled at the last
minute because of any failure to ensure all permissions are in
place," Sedgemoor District Council spokeswoman Claire Faun
should think about what they want to achieve and get in touch
with Sedgemoor District Council at least eight weeks before the
your street party requires a road closure, eight weeks is the
minimum time for consultation with the relevant authorities. This
means that these will need to be applied for by the beginning
of April at the latest."
added: "Organising small, private street parties is very
simple and generally does not include activities that need a licence,
such as the sale of alcohol or food."
the party should be for residents and neighbours only, not publicised,
and self-organised by the residents and neighbours. Only larger
events that are open to anyone to attend or are publicised may
require a licence."
it is your intention to provide a pay bar or entertainment at
the event then a Temporary Event Notice will be required.
the sale of goods, including food, a Temporary Street Trading
Consent is required.
all events require a Road Closure - if your road is a cul-de-sac
or spur road that does not service another road, or is not part
of the main thoroughfare of a town or village, then it is unlikely
to need a Road Closure Notice, however, you should check with
Sedgemoor District Council to be sure by email here.
licensing information, email here
or phone the licensing unit on 01278 435398. Further general advice
can be obtained online here.
Street parties in Burnham last year to mark the Royal wedding