If you are thinking of organising an event you will need to take into account the legalities and responsibilities that are associated with be an event organiser
Fenland Safety Advisory Group (SAG) aims to enable event organisers to safely host events taking place in the District. This is whilst safeguarding the well-being of all residents and visitors at those public events and ensuring that, as far as reasonably practicable, any inconvenience to residents, businesses and the general public arising from such events is minimised.
The SAG is formed of various partner agencies offering specialist advice on issues related to public safety.
Events we would expect to see at the SAG include:
If you're planning an event, we suggest you do so early - ideally at least 6 months in advance. Please carefully read the Event Guidance Documents, Templates and Process information on this page before contacting us.
If you are planning an event to take place on Fenland District Council land, please view the details for hire.
SAG members include:
An important role of the SAG is to bring all relevant partners together to plan and prepare for the event in a co-ordinated way. The SAG is there in an advisory capacity to provide independent advice to event organisers. Alongside this the group will aim to:
The SAG members will review the documents submitted by the Event Organiser. Ideally, this will include:
SAG requirements will vary depending on the proposed event. Please contact us at the earliest opportunity by emailing email@example.com.
Much of the guidance linked here is from the Health and Safety Executive website. However, the Purple Guide is the industry standard for events management and you should consult this wherever possible.
For any event being organised, it is expected that a competent (appropriately trained, skilled and experienced) event organiser should ensure the relevant arrangements are planned for.
If event organisers do not personally have the knowledge, skills and experience to complete tasks, it is expected that they employ competent companies to undertake them on their behalf.
As an event organiser you will also find helpful links and guidance within the
Once you have a draft EMP completed, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This document and any appendices will be circulated to the SAG members for review. They will offer feedback and guidance during a SAG meeting or via a Pre-Action log notification.
SAG meetings are held monthly. Once you've contacted us, we will arrange for you to attend a meeting.
During the lead up to your event, the SAG group will continue to work with you through various drafts of your EMP. This will ensure a final version is complete at least 1 week before your event takes place.
If you are organising a demonstration or a protest march you are required by law to notify the police at least 6 days before the event occurs. This must include the date, time, proposed route, name and address of the event organiser. You can do this by emailing Opsplanning@cambs.pnn.police.uk.