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Celebrations on 70 years of the Her Majesty The Queen’s reign will take place across the UK between the 2nd and 5th June 2022, and it is expected that communities may be planning to mark this historic occasion with celebratory events such as street parties. Monmouthshire County Council has published some essential guidance on hosting an event, for example when you do and don’t need a license, and even some helpful advice about food safety, alcohol, risk assessments and possible road closures.

Councillor Lisa Dymock, Monmouthshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Wellbeing, said: “This summer’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations will be truly memorable, never before has a UK monarch reached the incredible milestone of 70 years on the throne. We’re looking forward to joining in the celebrations, and recognise that street parties are going to be one of the most popular and traditional local events.

“What most people may not be aware of is the fact you don’t need a licence for most street parties, however you may need to get an appropriate licence and permissions if you are planning to sell alcohol, play live pre-recorded music, hold an event on a highway that needs one or more roads closed. Further advice on organising street parties can be found on The Big Jubilee Lunch website which is full of fantastic ideas. Council Officers, for example in our licensing and highways teams, are on hand to offer guidance to ensure that all events are safe for everyone who wants to attend.”

If you want to sell alcohol at any event you will need a Temporary Event Notice, which should be applied for at least ten working says before the event. This is needed if you plan to play live pre-recorded music for entertainment purposes, hold live performances, film screenings or dancing, sell alcohol, sell hot food and drink between the hours of 11pm and 5am, so planning ahead is wise.

For further advice about planning a community event, visit the website at, or contact Licensing on 01873 735420 or e-mail  More than £22million of National Lottery funding is being made available to help communities across the country come together to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee, in addition, further information on the Jubilee can be found on the UK Government’s website (

Further information: about the National Lottery funding Over £22 million of National Lottery funds to help communities across the country celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee | The National Lottery Community Fund (