Hounslow Council

Road closures for special events

Street parties are a great way to meet new people and your neighbours in a fun way where everyone can join in.

It’s a great British tradition which not only allows a safe environment for children to play in but enables people of all ages and backgrounds to come together in a relaxed way and also help build a friendly community.

When planning a street party there are several areas you should take into consideration.

These are:

  • highway legislation - you will need to apply for road closure permission

  • noise

  • food safety

  • health and safety

  • insurance

By taking precautions and showing consideration to your neighbours, everyone can enjoy your party.

Please read our advice & guidance notes, see right of this page under documents for download, for information on some of the most common hazards and how you can ensure that they are controlled safely.

You may also need to think about:

  • whether the site is suitable for the event (consider physical nature of the ground, number of people likely to attend, location)

  • whether you have enlisted the support of a sufficient number of suitable people to help on the day (e.g. first aiders); and

  • if you have obtained all the relevant permissions (e.g. land owner and street closures).

London Borough of Hounslow and Hounslow Highways are pleased to be able to help with street cleansing for street parties.

We will ensure that the street is clean before the party, will provide bags to place waste in, and will pick them up afterwards.

Please log any request at least two weeks before the event via the Hounslow Highways website

Apply for a road closure

You should seek permission for a road closure from us at least eight weeks before the street party.

The cost for a road closure is £27.10. If you wish to hire road closed signs and barriers from us, please indicate this on the specified area of the street party request form

To apply, please download and complete the street party request form from this page and sent it, with the fee to:

Traffic Team
London Borough of Hounslow
Civic Centre
Lampton Road

If you have any other questions, please email traffic@hounslow.gov.uk.

Please be aware that we may not grant a closure order. For this reason, we recommend you contact us as soon as possible to check that the event will be able to go ahead and before it is publicised.

If you would like further assistance, then lots of useful information can be found at the Street Alive website.