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 helps build a friendly community. When planning a street party there are several areas you should take into consideration.
- highway legislation - you will need to apply for road closure permission
- food safety
- health and safety
By taking precautions and showing consideration to your neighbours, everyone can enjoy your party. Please read our advice and 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
The cost for a road closure is £31.61.
To support people across the borough to mark the Platinum Jubilee the Council is waiving all street party fees for any street parties held over the four-day bank holiday weekend from Thursday, 2 to Sunday, 5 June 2022.
If you wish to borrow road closed signs and barriers from the Council, please indicate this on the street party request form.
Payment of Special Event fee
The street party fee can be paid by BACs or Credit card.
You will need to obtain a street party reference number from the Traffic Orders team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org which you will need to quote on either of these payment methods.
Submitting a BACS payment without this reference may cause delays in processing your request.
For Credit card payment please email email@example.com with the telephone number and contact name of who to ring to process payment. For BACS payments, the Council’s bank details are:
National Westminster Bank
275-277 High Street
Full Company Name: London Borough of Hounslow
Account Name: LB Hounslow Main Account
Account No: 20364814
Sort Code: 60-11-18
SWIFT BIC: NWBKGB2L
Please email completed application forms to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.