Street parties

To apply for a street party please complete the application process detailed below.

Application form

Please fully complete the street party application form prior to submitting your application to us. 

Consultation with residents

It is a requirement of the application process for a street party that residents affected by the closure are consulted, and that you obtain their written consent. A 75% level of support is required before the application can progress.

We require evidence of this consultation, usually in the form of a copy of the consultation letter sent and a list of the addresses contacted. Please obtain signatures to confirm whether or not the residents agree to the road closure as we also need to be aware of any objections. We have produced a template to record residents' consent, which you may wish to use.

Recommended steps

  • Consult those residents affected by the potential road closure

  • Obtain the written consent of at least 75% of those residents affected (we recommend using the consent template found at the bottom of this page)

  • We strongly recommend that you look into taking out public liability insurance for this event, although it is not compulsory and the council can still agree for the road to be closed as requested. The purpose of the insurance is to cover you in case any claims are made against you arising from the party

  • Outline your arrangements for clearance of any rubbish resulting from the party.

Once you have completed the above, your completed application form and supporting consultation responses should be provided to us at the following address:

Legal Department
Epsom & Ewell Borough Council
Town Hall
The Parade
KT18 5BY

You may find it helpful to look at the Street party website which has lots of information to help you organise a street party and gives details about road closures and road signs. There are templates on the website which you can download to make your own signs; there is also information about suppliers should you wish to order ready-made signs.

It is recommended that you give us at least 6 weeks’ notice of the road closure. Following receipt of the paperwork, we will then consult Surrey County Council within two working days. Surrey County Council aims to respond within three weeks of receipt.

If your application is approved we will send you a copy of the traffic order. If the application is rejected, we will let you know the reasons why this is the case. We will aim to respond to you at least 14 days prior to the proposed road closure.

Further information

If you would like any further information or have any questions, please contact us.