Celebrate VE day with a street party

Malvern Hills District Council is encouraging communities across the district to hold a street party or picnic to celebrate VE Day.

To mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day the Government has announced three days of events between 8 to 10 of May, in recognition of the Allies victory, which brought an end to the Second World War in Europe.

They range from a parade, a service of thanksgiving and a star-studded concert in central London, while residents across the UK are being urged to recreate the celebrations of the time by holding street parties in their community.

Street parties are simple to organise and as long as they are only open to residents and neighbours and alcohol is not being sold, then they do not need a licence.

A Temporary Road Closure Notice may be needed though but Malvern Hills District Council does not charge for this service and the team will be able to offer support and guidance on the process.

Jack Hegarty, Chief Executive of MHDC said: "This is a fantastic opportunity to get together with friends, family and neighbours within your local community, whilst also commemorating VE day."

To allow enough time for the VE Day Temporary Road Closure Notice to be processed, applications need to be submitted by Tuesday 21 April.

For advice on holding a street party event and to apply for a road closure please visit: