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Street Parties and Play Streets

Local residents or community groups can apply to close the road to hold street parties and play streets in their area.

Street Party

What is a Street Party?

A Street Party is a resident-led, outdoor party involving closing the street where the party is to be held with only tables and chairs would be required where no alcohol is sold and no regulated entertainment is at the event. The expected attendance would also be low (residents, close friends and family).

Organising a Street Party

To help you hold a successful street party we have put together a Street Party Application Pack for you to complete. We do not charge for assisting local resident-organised street parties where there is no commercial or business element to the event.

We can advise you through the steps you need to take. As applicant you should be aware that you are fully responsible for planning the event and you will need to:

  • Consult with neighbours affected by the street party
  • Apply to the council for a formal road closure notice
  • Place the correct signs and barriers on the road to make sure your road closure is safe

The Street Party Application Guidance Document contains information and advice on the above.

The most important factor in arranging the street party is that everyone in the proposed road is asked for their opinion. This includes all residents and all businesses. A signed petition must be produced to the council when requesting a road closure showing that the majority of people in the street support the closure.

Some roads in the city are not able to be closed as doing so can cause problems with rerouting traffic or emergency access. If a road closure is not possible for these reasons we will let you know and discuss alternative options.

We require sufficient time to assess your application please submit your application to us at least 6 weeks prior to your event. We will confirm when we have received your application and then respond again when we have assessed it.

We need to coordinate road closures across the city. To do this we require sufficient time to assess your application and to review what else is planned in the surrounding area. To help with this we ask that you submit your application to us at least 6 weeks prior to your event. We will confirm when we have received your application and then respond again when we have assessed your application.

Contact us

Please contact us if you want to talk through anything or would like further advice. You can contact us at highway.events@nottinghamcity.gov.uk or on (0115) 8765238.

Completed application forms should be emailed to highway.events@nottinghamcity.gov.uk. To complete the application form please download it using the following link; Street Party Application Form.

Play Streets

What is a Play Street?

A Play Street event is a resident-led, outdoor activity for the purpose of children's play. The event is a

non-council event, and requires parent / adult supervision to ensure children's safety.

The street is temporarily closed to through traffic (except emergency vehicles) and vehicle access is restricted but not stopped as residents take turns to 'marshal' cars needing access to or from their properties.

Organising Play Streets

A Temporary Play Street Order allows a group of residents to close a road on a regular or scheduled basis for supervised children's play without the danger and inconvenience of through-traffic.

To help you hold a successful play street we have put together a Play Streets Application Guidance Document. We do not charge for processing temporary play street orders.

Nottingham City Councils' Play Streets Scheme is a resident-led activity for the purposes of children's play on the street. It involves temporarily closing the road for up to three hours and restricting car access (residents take turns to 'steward' cars leaving or returning to their properties). Children are supervised by parents and local residents and all residents are welcome.

Residents can apply for up to 12 dates in any calendar year with flexibility on the dates and days they choose. Further advice on Play Streets can be found at www.playingout.net.

As applicant you should be aware that you are fully responsible for planning the Play Streets event and you will need to:

  • Consult with neighbours and agree the date(s)
  • Apply to the council for a formal road closure order
  • Place the correct signs and barriers on the road to make sure your road closure is safe

In addition

  • Tell everyone on your street about the event to get maximum involvement
  • Play out and have fun

Contact us

Please contact us if you want to talk through anything or would like further advice. You can contact us at highway.events@nottinghamcity.gov.uk or on 0115 876 5238.

Completed application forms should be emailed to highway.events@nottinghamcity.gov.uk. To complete the application form please download it using the following link; Play Streets Application Form.

 

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