Event management and safety advisory groups

If you hold an event you need to understand that you are responsible for the safety of anyone attending. When you plan your event you should:

  • Create a planning timetable including key dates
  • Have a team of people to help plan, organise and run the event. This should include who takes responsibility for public safety
  • Be clear about what you can achieve on your budget
  • Carry out a risk assessment to ensure public safety
  • Consider if your event will cause disruption to traffic and/or the local community
  • Have enough public liability insurance

You may need a licence for your event if it includes

  • the sale or supply of alcohol
  • the provision of late night refreshment or
  • regulated entertainment

See temporary event notice.

Safety Advisory Group

We host a Safety Advisory group (SAG). Included in this group are agencies interested in safety and the environmental impact of public events. It's a forum to provide advice to event organisers.

Members of a SAG can include:

  • Traffic management officer, Northamptonshire County Council
  • Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service
  • Inspector in charge of operations, Northamptonshire Police
  • Area liaison manager, East Midlands Ambulance
  • South Northamptonshire Council licensing

To notify the SAG of an event please complete the Event Notification Form.

If you have any questions please contact us at hep.snc@westnorthants.gov.uk or call 0300 126 7000, Option 3.