Event safety

If events are not risk assessed and managed well, the consequences can be serious. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) website has a section dedicated to events:

If you would like to hold an event on council land, then you will need to get in touch with our events team, you can email them :

Further information on holding an event on council land see:

Please note:

  • Food stalls or food traders must have a food hygiene rating score of 3 or more and must be able to provide proof of their rating score and food registration.
  • Any traders using gas appliances must provide a copy of their most recent gas safety inspection certificate for the appliances being used.
  • Proof of food hygiene rating scores for all food traders and copies of gas safety inspection certificates must be received no later than 28 days before the event.
  • Please also be aware that when holding an event on council land you must also meet the 'conditions of hire'
  • If your event involves charity work or help from volunteers, please also see our section below on charity and voluntary organisations as Health & Safety obligations still apply in these types of situations.

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Page last updated: 22 March 2022

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