You can ask for a road to be closed for a small event, such as a street party or fete, or for a larger public event.
You should submit your application form at least 6 weeks before your event.
1. Street parties and fetes
- are usually for residents only (fewer than 500 people)
- only affect travel by residents, so no diversions are needed
- are publicised only to residents
- don’t usually need licences
- don’t need liability insurance (although it is strongly recommended)
- don’t need a formal risk assessment
- are self-organised.
Application and guidance
- Application for street closure for small events (pdf 337 kb)
- Guidance from Hampshire County Council regarding organising local street parties and fetes
2. Larger public events
- open to anyone (but could also be a larger, residents only, gathering)
- affect through traffic (for example, bus routes)
- are likely to require road diversions
- are publicised externally (such as in newspapers)
- usually need licensing – especially if you are planning a fireworks display, entertainment is provided or alcohol is sold, or where food is provided late at night
- need liability insurance
- need a risk assessment common
- are usually arranged by professional/skilled organisers.