CHECK OUT top tips and timelines for organising parties – that’s the message from Bromsgrove District Council for residents ahead of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
The authority is publicising the measures people need to put in place – such as road closures, temporary events notices, licences and risk assessments – to ensure their parties go with a swing.
Coun Michael Thompson, whose portfolio covers leisure, also wants the district’s party people to take advantage of the council’s open spaces to hold events in.
He said: “The last two years have seen communities, friends and family being restricted in how they could get together.
“This year sees two national milestone events and we want to make it easier for people to arrange private or community events to celebrate these.
“Bromsgrove boasts a wealth of green spaces including more than 30 parks and play areas not to mention the areas of outstanding beauty on our doorstep.
“With our top tips it couldn’t be easier to plan your event and to hit the deadlines so we hope this means more people will join in the fun.”
There are differences in what needs to be done when organising street parties and larger events.
Street parties are for residents and neighbours only, should be self-organised, only be publicised in that street and no licences are normally necessary if music is ‘incidental’ and no selling is involved. No formal risk assessments are normally needed.
For larger public events, anyone can attend, external publicity can be used and licences and insurances are usually also required. For these events, carrying out a risk assessment and getting in professional or skilled organisers is common.
Visit Bromsgrove.gov.uk/thingstodo for more information.