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Guidance notes for event planning

Find out more information about events planning and when we need to be notified

The success of an event is, mostly, the result of careful and thorough project planning.
These guidance notes are designed as a basic checklist, to help you with your planning. 

The Great Get Together

The Big Lunch, Jo Cox Foundation and dozens of other groups have joined forces to invite people to come together with friends, neighbours and others they don't yet know for street parties, picnics, barbecues and bake-off competitions. It follows the first anniversary of Jo Cox's murder on 16 June last year.

Read GOV.UK guidance notes


pdf icon Event guidance for pre planning [404kb]

pdf icon Event guidance for detailed planning [423kb]

pdf icon Outdoor Advertisements and Signs - a guide for advertisers [1Mb]

pdf icon Event guidance for final preparations [337kb]

pdf icon Event guidance for contingency planning [365kb]


pdf icon Event guidance for event risk assessment [347kb]

pdf icon Event guidance for insurance [317kb]

pdf icon Event guidance for licensing [386kb]

pdf icon Event guidance for first aid and medical cover [297kb]

pdf icon Event guidance for road closures [425kb]


pdf icon Event guidance for food safety [352kb]

pdf icon Event guidance for prevention of nuisance [222kb]

pdf icon Event guidance for stewarding [341kb]

pdf icon Guidance for circuses, fairs or similar travelling entertainment [364kb]

pdf icon Event guidance for counter terrorism [382kb]

pdf icon Event guidance for terrorism [675kb]


pdf icon Event guidance for after the event [305kb]