Organising community events

There's a range of advice and support available if you want to run a community event.  

Safety Advisory Group

The Safety Advisory Group (SAG) work in partnership with emergency services and professional bodies to discuss the health and safety issues around staging an event . The group offers professional guidance.
The group's objectives are:
To promote high levels of safety and welfare at events by giving advice and guidance
To promote good practice in safety and welfare planning for events
To ensure events cause minimal adverse impact to the community
Encourage cooperation and coordination between all relevant agencies so that events are safe and successful
If you intend to hold a large event (with more than 500 people attending) please send your event management plans or enquiries to:
We recommend that you make contact with the the Group well in advance of the event - at least six  months, if possible.
These websites may also help plan your event:
For events including inflatables: inflatable inpsections run by PIPA and ADiPs plus information from the Health and Safety Executive.
Events industry guidance - the Purple Guide