Event Safety

Thousands of residents and visitors enjoy the wide range of public events on offer in Richmondshire every year.

Public safety should be a top priority at any event being held. Organisers who have any doubt about the safety of their event should be cautious about holding it.

A number of Agencies working in Richmondshire aim to ensure people remain safe at events. This includes small and large scale events, as well as those held on roads which inevitably involve a degree of risk.

The number one priority for event organisers must be to minimise the risk to both participants and the general public. Organisers should also think about the impact and potential inconvenience the event have on the settled community, for pedestrians and traffic not attending the event.

To help you, as an organiser of an event, we have produced an advisory Event Management Guide. This includes information about the aspects of the event that you may need to consider in order to deliver a successful and safe event. It contains contact details for the agencies involved and sources of further information.

We also arrange joint meetings to discuss proposed events with promoters so they can clear up any issues well before the event is staged.

The  Safety Advisory Group is made up of representatives from the following organisations:-

  • Richmondshire District Council
  • North Yorkshire Police
  • North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Services
  • North Yorkshire Ambulance Service
  • North Yorkshire County Council - Highways, Emergency Planning & Trading Standards

The Safety Advisory Group will consider all event notifications and will offer advice and guidance to the parties concerned. Notifying the Group allows all of the responsible agencies to be aware of your event and allows these agencies to effectively plan and prioritise their duties and responsibilities. Your notification also allows you to notify all relevant parties through one central point.

To notify the Safety Advisory Group about your event, please complete and return the event notification form 'Form 1' from The Event Management Guide which can be pdfdownloaded here

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Contact Us

Richmondshire District Council
Mercury House
Station Road
North Yorkshire
DL10 4JX

Phone: 01748 829100
Fax: 01748 826186
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