City of Wolverhampton Council has announced no fees will be charged for residents wanting to host street parties to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of VE Day.

The city council will be covering the fees for residents hosting street parties for the VE celebrations from Friday 8 May to Sunday 10 May 2020. 

Residents looking to sell or supply alcohol during the event and provision of hot food or drink between 11pm and 5am or those wishing temporary close their road for a street party to take place will not have to pay any fees during this time frame.

Wolverhampton’s Public Events Safety Advisory Group will work with any residents wanting to organise a street party, to help them deliver safe and successful events.

Councillor Alan Bolshaw, chair of the licencing committee said: “This is a significant anniversary, and it is important that as a city we join together not only to celebrate, but also to remember the sacrifice made by so many to provide the safe country in which we live.

"We very much hope that funding these fees will provide an incentive for communities to come together to host their celebrations.”
Individuals serving on behalf of businesses or for events on private land will still be required to pay the £21 fee. 

Bilston Market will also be hosting a party with traditional wartime-entertainment on Friday 8 May from 10am until 2pm. 

To find out more details and submit your application for a street party, please visit Street Parties.