The Government publishes useful guidance on Organising a Street Party.
Streets Alive and The Big Lunch are websites that also provide information to help you plan your street party.
Road Closure - You can go to the TraffWeb website to find out if your road is defined as a local road and can be considered for closure.
For further information or if you wish to apply for a road closure in Brentwood please view our Road Closure web page.
Road signs - The Streets Alive website gives advice about signs.
Bunting - Essex Highways does not need to give permission for ordinary lightweight bunting. It can be hung from windows, trees, lamp columns or guttering. However consider your own health and safety risks when putting up bunting. Again, the Streets Alive website has some good ideas.
Public Liability insurance - For local roads, once all residents have been informed, it is not considered essential for public liability insurance to be taken out. If organisers are concerned about this, the Streets Alive website has some really good tips. Quotes for insurance can start from as little as £50.
Serving food - You do not need a Food Hygiene Certificate for an ordinary street party where food and drink is not being sold. However food safety is important and advice can be found in the Food safety section of this website and the Food Standards Agency (FSA) website. If you plan to sell food, you will need to contact firstname.lastname@example.org to ascertain which documents and certification you may need to provide.
The NHS Choices website has practical tips on how to prepare and cook food safely.