Party planning needs council's consent
PUBLISHED: 15:00 14 January 2012
SEDGEMOOR District Council is urging those who are planning a street party for the Diamond Jubilee to get in touch to organise the event, to avoid last minute cancellations.
The council wants residents to make contact at least eight weeks before the event, as that is the minimum time for consultation if the party requires a road closure.
This means that these closures will need to be applied for by the beginning of April at the latest.
Organising small, private street parties for residents and neighbours is very simple and generally does not include activities that need a licence, such as the sale of alcohol or food.
But larger events that are open to anyone to attend or are publicised in local newspapers may require a licence.