If you are organising an event, you will have a number of responsibilities. As the organiser you will be legally responsible for the safety and wellbeing of those people attending and also working the event. The key to a successful event is to start planning as early as possible. The most successful events are normally planned a year in advance.
To help you plan your events here are some key tasks:
- Make early contact with the Council
- Produce a strict timetable, including key dates
- Surround yourself with a team of people to help you plan,organise and run the event
- Appoint a Site Manager and a Safety Officer
- Be realistic about what you can achieve within your budget
- Produce an Event Management Plan, together with Risk Assessments for the various activities
- Ensure you have the correct insurance in place
- Ensure you have obtained the necessary Licences
- Consider the disruption your event may cause
If you wish to hold you event on East Cambridgeshire District Council land, go to our Holding Events on Council Land webpage.
If your event presents a significant public safety risk, whether in terms of the number or people attending (over 500) or the nature of the event activity, please consider attending a meeting of the Safety Advisory Group.
If you are organising a Street Party, please visit the Cambridgeshire County Council website for guidance.
- HSE: Guidance on running events safely
- HSE: Risk Management
- Organising a Street Party: The Street Party Site
- Cambridgeshire County Council: Events that will impact the highway
- Cambridgeshire Police: Suspicious packages
- Cambridgeshire LSCB: Safeguarding children and young people at events
- Food safety at events: CIEH National Guidance on Outdoor and Mobile Catering
- HM Government: Fire Safety Risk Assessment: Open air events and venues
- HM Government: Organising a voluntary event: A 'can do' guide
- CPLRF County SAG: Event Crowd Density Descriptor
- Managing crowds safely: A guide for organisers at events and venues
- To find out what events are planned in East Cambridgeshire in the coming year visit Whats on in Ely
- Public Health Advice for Events