Residential Street Parties and Road Closures for events run by commercial businesses service privacy notice

Read our privacy notice for information on how we collect, store and process your data.

We are committed to protecting your personal information.

The council is the data controller for purposes of the Data Protection Act (2018), and The General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 ("GDPR"), and is also registered as a data controller with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

As a data controller, we have a responsibility to make sure you know why and how your personal information is being collected. This is according to relevant data protection law.

The primary laws which govern how Brighton & Hove City Council collects and use personal information (known as data) about you are:

Why we collect your data

We are collecting your data for the purpose of assessing an application for a street party.

Our legal basis for collecting your data

Our legal basis for collecting your personal data is GDPR Article 6 (1) (e) in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller under Section 21 of the Town Polices Clauses Act 1847.

What data we collect from you

Personal data

  • Name
  • Address
  • Telephone Number
  • Email Address

Special category data

  • None



Who we share your data with

We will not share your information with any other third party, unless we are under a legal obligation to do so. The emergency services will be notified in writing of your intended closure. If they have concerns or questions organisers’ information may be passed to them to allow them to be resolved.

  • Sussex Police
  • East Sussex Fire and Rescue
  • South East Coast Ambulance Service

How long we will keep your data

We will hold event organisers’ data for 5 years.

We will hold the data about people who have signed the petition for up to 2 years. This data is kept so we can record the level of support for the event.

How we store your data

We will store your information on electronic databases, document management systems and on paper records.

How we protect your data and keep it secure

Examples of the security measures we use are:

  • training for our staff, making them aware of how to handle information securely, and how and when to report when something goes wrong
  • we use encryption when data is being sent, meaning we scramble information so other people can’t read it without access to an unlock key
  • where possible, we will pseudonymise your data. This means we will remove your identity so the people working with your data will not know your identity

Controlling access to systems and networks allows us to stop people who are not allowed to view your personal information, from getting access to it.

Regular testing of our technology and ways of working, including keeping up to date on the latest security updates (called patches).

Transferring your data outside the United Kingdom

Your data is not processed outside of the United Kingdom.

Your rights

Check your rights in relation to your personal information.

How to get advice or make a complaint

Data protection contact information 

If you’d like to discuss your data protection rights, you can contact the Data Protection Team. Only use these contact details if you have questions about data protection and not for questions about other services. 

We also have a Data Protection Officer. Visit our data protection officer page to find their contact details. 

Please contact the Data Protection Team first if you have any concerns. 

You can then contact the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The ICO is the national regulator with responsibility for ensuring compliance with data protection.