Loophole lets you host an unregistered coronation street party without getting fined – here’s steps you must take

People attend a street party in Alfriston, East Sussex, on June 5, 2022 as part of Queen Elizabeth II's platinum jubilee celebrations. - Millions of people are expected to attend "Big Jubilee Lunch" picnics, as a long weekend of festivities to honour Queen Elizabeth II's historic Platinum Jubilee concludes. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP) (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

MILLIONS of Brits will raise a glass to the newly-crowned King next weekend at street parties with neighbours and friends.

But if you failed to officially register your roadside gathering to commemorate the coronation before the deadline, then all is not lost.

People at a street party in Alfriston, East Sussex, for the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations

A little loophole lets you host a last minute community bash without breaking the law. 

It’s as simple as swapping your full-blown get-together for a scaled back “street meet”.

Instead of redirecting traffic and completing council paperwork months beforehand, you simply pick a “practical and safe” area to enjoy the day on the day itself. 

The only catch is that street meets must not obstruct other pedestrians and children must be kept safely away from vehicles. 

Council-approved events can take place in residential roads, outside blocks of flats and in small local green spaces. 

They are self-organised and don’t normally require any insurance, licence or formal risk assessment. 

But they do require permission from the council up to 12 weeks in advance if they involve closing a road, as well as signage, moving vehicles and potentially a big clean-up. 

Buses may also need to be redirected, emergency services contacted and local businesses notified. 

And officials can charge to process the Temporary Traffic Regulation Order application, which can cost around £50. 

Instead, opt for an informal meet-up on verges, wide pavements, at the end of cul-de-sacs, in front gardens or on shared green spaces – requiring no prep or fee. 

A government spokesperson said: “A street party really is best on a closed road as more people join in and it is great to have no traffic for the day. 

“If you live in a cul-de-sac some councils waive the need for a formal road closure.”But for various reasons, you may not have time, be able to, or want to arrange a formal road closure with your council.
“You may still be able to organise an informal Street Meet even at short notice.

“With your neighbours, pick a practical and safe area in the street to have a get-together: on a driveway, parking area, or front garden as it is on private land, or at the end of a cul-de-sac, wide pavement or grass verge.”

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