St Albans District (Harpenden, St Albans, Villages)

St Albans District loves a street party!

St Albans District was the street party capital of Hertfordshire in 2022 with nearly a third of the county’s 500+ street parties taking place here.  During the Queen’s Jubilee long weekend in June over 150 streets closed to traffic in order to celebrate together with a traditional street party. See our photo gallery below!

To organise your own street party you simply need to apply to Herts County Council at minimum 6 weeks before your party after having consulted your neighbours by letter.

Free Guide

If you live in the district of St Albans (which includes St Albans, Harpenden, Redbourn, Wheathampstead, London Colney and Sandridge) and want to organise a street party but don’t know where to start then get in touch with the local contact, Nicola Wyeth, using the contact form below. Nicola can provide you with our free Guide to Organising a Street Party in St Albans District and answer your questions.

Free loan of Road Closed signs

Our Street Party St Albans District also has Road Closed signs that we loan out to residents of the district on a first come first served basis for free.

We’re here to help

We are here to support you fill in the forms and give you ideas, so contact Nicola today!

More inspiration

For the fun stuff, don’t miss our blog about ideas of things to do at your street party. You can also check out the The Big Lunch and Great Get Together websites for further inspiration.

Free Street Party information sessions on zoom

Each February we hold free online information sessions on zoom for residents of St Albans District.  We go through how to fill in the road closure forms, ideas for your party and where to get road closed signs.

St Albans District has a Playing Out scheme!

Under street party legislation in Herts, you may only close your road once a year. However, in St Albans District, the local Playing Out scheme allows you to apply up to 8 more times a year for short closures for the purpose of play and community building. For more information about Playing Out in St Albans District please visit the webpage Playing Out St Albans District.

Free Playing Out information sessions on zoom

Playing Out St Albans District hold free information sessions on zoom in February, April and June. Visit the Playing Out St Albans District webpage to find out more, join our mailing list and book onto a session when they are released.

Gallery of 2023 King’s Coronation street parties

A huge thank you to all the streets that submitted photos!

Special thanks to Claire Connold photography for the below collage:

collage of street party photo from the 2023 coronation

Gallery of 2022 Queen’s Platinum Jubilee street parties

A huge thank you to all the streets that submitted photos!

Decorations and dressing up


Games and Music

Happy faces


From pooches to police, MPs to royals – well the royals were perhaps not real but everyone was welcome!



See also the Herts Ad street party coverage here.

If you would like to contact us about a street party in St Albans District please use the form below…