Published: 10 March 2016 by Steve Burnett
This year, the country will get together, hopefully on a hot summer’s day, to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday. She will be celebrating her official birthday with a three day party beginning on Friday the 10th June. It is anticipated that this will be the busiest time of the year for parties in the United Kingdom. With this in mind, the Government has already provided guidance for organising street parties and have encouraged local authorities to “support local residents in bringing down any barriers that stop local areas from holding small private parties”. The Guidance also includes a simple form which can be used as a formal notification to a local authority.
I suspect that a number of operators will also wish to contribute to the celebrations, either at their premises, in a beer garden or even on the streets, supporting local events or fetes. Operators may consider erecting a marquee or something similar, installing a temporary bar or providing entertainment but there are a number of matters which should be considered to help the celebrations to be a success.
This checklist is not exhaustive, but it identifies some things which should be considered.
It is important to remember that there may be other considerations relating for example, to health and safety, food safety and fire safety, so legal advice is always recommended. This will help to ensure that the Queen has a happy birthday and your celebrations are not only successful but safe.
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