Street parties – how to get your road closed for a get together

One of the things we love about Thurlow Park is the strong sense of community – and nothing says community like the many street parties that you organise across the ward each year.

A street party on Hexham Road

The council is happy to support street parties, but you have to make sure your application gets in in good time as road closures are reviewed in batches each month. The deadline for street parties in April is coming up – get your applications in by 6th March .

Lambeth defines a street party as an event which…

  • Is a residential get together on a single street. However there are occasions we will consider 2 road closures for a street party. There must be three named organisers who are over 18 and resident on the street to be closed (not from the same address)
  • At least one of the named organisers is present for the duration of the Street Party
  • Is not a public event and is only advertised directly to the residents on the street
  • Is not profit making and the activities are not commercial
  • Takes place on one day only between the hours of 10am and 7.30pm with the road being opened again to all traffic no later than 8pm

You can apply online here.

The road closure should be free, but there may be costs if you need the council’s contractors to bring over signs and barriers. Do get in touch if this is an issue – our details are on our contact page.

Time to get organising for this summer’s street parties!

We love street parties – not only are they great fun, they’re also a lovely way to meet your neighbours, create a strong community and reclaim your road from traffic for the day. 

We encourage our residents’ associations to organise one if they can, and over the last four years have provided many streets with the support they need to organise (and a cake for the event!).

If you’re planning one this summer, it’s time to start organising. While it remains free to close your street for the day, you have to hit the deadlines to get your permission in time:

If you haven’t organised a street party before, or you would value a refresher on how it’s done, Lambeth have put together a handy guide here: http://www.eventlambeth.co.uk/streetparties/

Please do invite us to come along to your street party – we would love to meet you and your neighbours and will happily join in with whatever you have planned, from Bake Off to egg & spoon race!