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Things to consider when organising an event


  1. Overview
  2. Safety and security
  3. Licences (alcohol, music, temporary event notices)
  4. Insurance
  5. Crowds
  6. Stewards
  7. Lost and found children
  8. Communication with staff
  9. Waste management
  10. Toilets and hand washing facilities
  11. Drinking water
  12. Fire safety
  13. Firework displays
  14. First aid
  15. Emergency services
  16. People with special needs
  17. Bouncy castles and inflatables
  18. Fun fair rides
  19. Constructions
  20. Electrical appliances
  21. Generators
  22. Lotteries (raffles, etc)
  23. Public address systems
  24. Road closures and traffic regulations
  25. Publicity and promotions
  26. Catering
  27. Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)
  28. Weather and ground conditions


The information on these pages is for organisations who want to arrange an event on land owned by the Council.

It also applies to events being held on private land.

These pages provide outline guidance only and should not be treated as a definitive statement of Council policy or the law.

If you need more information or advice, contact the Safety Advisory Group on 0191 424 7899.

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