Street parties & fetes

Organising small, private street parties or fetes is generally simple as they do not normally include activities that need a licence, such as selling alcohol or providing certain types of entertainment. However there are circumstances when you need to let us know about your plans.

The Government has issued practical step by step guidance for anyone looking to hold a street party:

Serving alcohol at street parties or fetes

Sharing alcoholic drinks with your neighbours at a private party does not require a licence. If you plan to sell alcohol you need to apply for a Temporary Event Notice (TEN) which is a simple process but please apply in plenty of time and at least ten working days before the event.

Apply for a TEN

Road closures for a street party

If you are organising a street party and would like to close the road, please fill in the following to apply for free: 

 

West Oxfordshire District Council
Elmfield
New Yatt Road
Witney
OX28 1PB