Street parties

Street parties in the borough

As a Royal Borough, Kingston is incredibly excited for Her Majesty The Queen's 90th birthday celebrations on Sunday 12 June 2016. In honour of the Queen, and to encourage the borough to celebrate, we have waived the £21 standard fee and extended the notice period that is required to apply from six weeks to four weeks.


We try and make it as easy as possible for groups of residents to organise a street party or fete as long as it is only for your neighbours, their families and friends (if you are organising a larger public event that anyone can attend, different rules apply).

  • you will not normally need a licence, as long as any music is 'incidental' and there is no sale of alcohol (if you want to have a pay bar or intend to provide entertainment to the wider public, or charge to raise money for your event, you will need a Temporary Event Notice which is a type of temporary licence and costs £21) More information on Temporary Events Notices
  • you will not need to do a formal risk assessment
To hold a street party or fete, you will need to:
  • submit an application
  • ensure you follow certain rules and guidelines
As a royal borough, Kingston is incredible excited for the Queen's 90th birthday celebrations on Sunday 12 June 2016. In honour of the Queen and to encourage the borough to celebrate, we have waived the £21 fee and extended the notice period needed from six weeks and four weeks.