Street parties

Street parties are a great way to have fun, meet and get to know your neighbours, which helps to build a friendly community environment.

Why not get together with your community to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee?

Key Dates:

  • Jubilee bank holiday weekend - 2 June to the 5 June 2022
  • Deadline for road closure – 19 May 2022
  • Deadline for street party application – 19 May 2022

Events

Please read the Street Party Guidance, this will give you an idea of things you need to consider when planning a street party. Visit the Street Party site for more information.

The application form can be found below. Organisers will need to complete a risk assessment for the event.

We are currently clarifying whether organisers will need to take out their own Public and Product Liability Insurance. Please email events@basingstoke.gov.uk and we will get back to you once we have received clarification.

If you plan on hiring in facilities such as caterers or bouncy castles, you will also need to send across copies of their Public and Product Liability Insurance and risk assessment to events@basingstoke.gov.uk.

If your event involves any licensable activities (for example, the sale of alcohol), you will need to apply for a Temporary Event Notice (TEN).

If you have any queries regarding your street party, please contact events@basingstoke.gov.uk.

Road Closures

If your event will require a road closure, you will need to make a formal application for a road closure. You will need to supply a plan of the proposed closure/diversion route and a traffic management plan/risk assessment. The temporary traffic regulation order costs will not apply for a simple street party providing the event is well publicised.

For events where you expect more than 500 people to attend, you may also be required to contact the Safety Advisory Group (SAG). Details about this can be found on the Hampshire County Council webpage.

Please feel free to contact engineering@basingstoke.gov.uk should you have any questions regarding road closures for your event.

Below you will find details of temporary street closure orders that are either in operation or are due to start soon.

PDF document B3051, George Street, Popes Hill and Fieldgate Drive, Kingsclere - Street Closure Order 2022(PDF) [999 kb]

PDF document Chaffinch Close, Kempshott - Street Closure Order 2022(PDF) [857 kb]

PDF document Church Square, Basingstoke - Street Closure Order 2022(PDF) [953 kb]

PDF document Eastfield Avenue, Basingstoke - Street Closure Order 2022(PDF) [652 kb]

PDF document Longgroden Lane, Tunworth - Street Closure Order 2022(PDF) [913 kb]

PDF document Up Street, Dummer - Street Closure Order 2022(PDF) [2 Mb]

TV Licence dispensation

Throughout 2022, events and initiatives will take place to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee culminating in a four day UK bank holiday weekend from Thursday 2 June to Sunday 5 June 2022.

We know that many communities will come together to mark this historic occasion and during the bank holiday weekend, the BBC is offering local communities a special one-off TV Licence dispensation.

Celebratory events will take place throughout the weekend and the Platinum Party at the Palace, a special live event that will bring together some of the world’s biggest entertainers on Saturday 4 June, will be broadcast live on the BBC. The dispensation will allow those celebrating by arranging events in town halls, community centres and streets across Britain, where TV is not usually watched, to screen the live programmes throughout the weekend without needing to purchase a licence.

Street party event application form

Further information

Guidance for Neighbours’ picnics on parks, playing fields and other green spaces (Streetparty.org.uk)
Guidance for organising a street party (GOV.UK)
Get involved in your local community (Platinum Pageant.com)
View the government Platinum Jubilee webpage (GOV.UK)
Find out more about Platinum Jubilee events (GOV.UK)

Documents

PDF document Street Party Guidance(PDF) [440 kb]

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