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Street Parties or Events on the Public Highway

Street parties and fetes to celebrate events are a traditional part of community life and are a great way for us to get to know our neighbours and meet members of our community.  

Wiltshire Council is keen to promote community activity where it can be accommodated conveniently and safely. With this in mind Wiltshire Council has adopted the following guidance and flow chart which is designed to make it straightforward for you to arrange and conduct these types of events.

Before making an application, PDFA guide to organising a street party or small community event read our advice guide on organising events of this type. 292kb

The Wiltshire Public Events Safety Group has also produced a PDFA Guide to Organising Safe Events from the Wiltshire Public Events Safety Group Guide to Organising Safe Events. 251kb

How do I make an application?

Having read through the guide, if you would like to hold a street party or fete you can use the Street party flow chart 114kb to identify:

  • How to apply,
  • What forms you need to complete and how to let the council know of your intended plans.

The number one tip for holding a party is to plan early, think about what you want to achieve and get in touch with the council 'at least 4-6 weeks in advance'.

More helpful tips, advice and support for organising a successful event can be found on the Streets Alive website

Please submit your completed PDFApplication form for a street party or a small community event
application form 37kb
to the Corporate Events Co-ordinator, along with any supporting information, by email or post using the contact details below.

*Please note that when submitting plans or drawings these should be at A4 size.

Events Co-ordinator
Kennet House
SN10 2ET


Contact Details (LiveLink)

Multiple Contacts:
eMail: corporateevents@wiltshire.gov.uk
Telephone: 0300 456 0100
Textphone: 01225 712500
Out of hours:
Postal Address:

Kennet House
Sergeant Rogers Way
Hopton Industrial Estate
SN10 2ET

In Person:

Last updated: 3 July 2013


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