Street party planners urged to contact Rotherham Council

Rotherham council wants organisers of street parties to get in touch to get permission to close roads to mark the Queens 90th birthday this summer.

The council is working with the county’s emergency services to plan ahead for events expected to be held over the summer.

There is no charge for a street party, but organisers need to inform the council of their plans as soon as possible, as a number of departments need to be aware of which roads are likely to be closed in case emergency access is needed.

Colin Knight, Highways Network Manager for Rotherham Council, said: “Street parties are a great part of British life and an opportunity for communities to come together to celebrate national occasions.

“To make sure your party goes with a swing, don’t forget to leave plenty of time to inform the authorities and avoid any possible disappointment.

“Contacting us via our online form is quick and easy – make sure it’s the first thing on your to-do list and a good time will be had by all.”

Once party organisers inform the council of their plans an official response will be received within 10 working days.

Staff in the council’s Streetpride department are able to give advice and guidance to people wanting to organise an event, and can explain the necessary procedures.

For more information contact them on 01709 336003 or email Streetworksenforcement@rotherham.gov.uk

To make the process as quick and easy as possible for organisers, the council has created an online form.

To apply for a street party permit visit the council’s website at https://www.rotherham.gov.uk/forms/form/613/en/apply_to_hold_a_street_party