This website is run by volunteers, and is NOT a Council site or service.
The site only gives ideas and tips about private residents’ events in small streets to meet your neighbours. It is not about public events where invitations are sent out widely. See the difference here.
To ask about or apply for a road closure you need to look at your council’s website, and to check its progress ask them.
This site answers most queries for normal streets. In other situations like unadopted or private roads, cul de sacs or villages, discuss with your neighbours about how to keep things simple, including in an informal street meet. Or ask your council.
Sorry, we cannot give email or phone advice to residents.
Queries about councils’ road closure procedures are well rehearsed so please ask the Department for Transport. Remember that council services have been cut to the bone.
This website resource is run by volunteers, in particular by Chris Gittins a founder and Director of the now closed Streets Alive not-for-profit group which promoted street parties from 2001 to 2017.
Our efforts have played a key role in helping street parties to become common again in the country by advising residents, councils and the Government to keep them easy to organise. We promote community spirit at the street level through street parties and other neighbourly activities such as street play.
Street parties are a great part of culture in England and Wales and have a long history. We hope to make them a widespread and regular feature of communities throughout the UK. With busy more independent and less localised and diverse lives we have fewer chances to bump into people. And a street party right outside your door without traffic for a day is a good way to meet them all at once.
This website is about simple neighbours’ street parties in 1 or 2 quiet residential streets without general publicity. Larger community public events in more streets require other arrangements according to their scale.
See our previous grant funders here.