It's time to
There are many reasons to
celebrate in your local community, from national holidays and
celebration events to birthdays and anniversaries. Now Newham
Council has made it even easier for people to get together by
encouraging residents to hold free street parties.
The council will provide packs containing advice from
food preparation to road closures - and the events team will be on
hand to advise on how to get the most from your street party.
Residents can apply for a Go For It grant from the council which
will cover the cost of public liability insurance, and also help
you get your party on the road. If alcohol or food is being sold or
other forms of entertainment are provided then a temporary events
notice, which costs £21, will be required.
more about the council Go For It grant and how to organise your own
street party here.
Newham Mayor Sir Robin Wales said: "Street parties and fêtes are a
traditional part of community life - they are a great way for
residents to get to know their neighbours.
"Newham has a long history of holding these events dating back to
the end of the First World War. We are dedicated to making it as
easy as possible for our residents to participate in the big
calendar events on the horizon as we look forward to 2012."
St George's Day is on 23 April and The Royal Wedding of Prince
William, second in line to the throne, and Kate Middleton is due to
take place on 29 April. The deadline for people to apply for road
closures and express their interest in holding a party is 31
The Local Government Association, which represents councils across
England, has listed Newham as a case study based on its exemplar
approach in providing free guidance as well as bunting to get the