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Event management

If you are holding an event you need to understand that you are legally responsible for the safety of anyone attending. The Safety Advisory Group (SAG) is the first point of contact for anyone organising an event to which the public are invited.

Organising an event

When you plan your event you should take into account the following pointers:

  • Create a planning timetable including key dates
  • Identify a team of people to help plan, organise and run the event, who can take responsibility for public safety 
  • Be clear about what you can achieve on your budget
  • Carry out a risk assessment to ensure public safety

Consider whether your event will cause disruption to traffic and/or the local community.

For more information about organising a safe event, see the download to the right of this page.

You may require a license for your event. For more information please follow the link to licensing under "See Also" to the left. 

Follow the link under "Useful Links" to the right for advice from the Health and Safety Executive website which has a number of guides and leaflets available in their publications section. Of particular interest may be the guide on "Managing crowds safely" that can be found in the free leaflets section. 

Further information

Cherwell Safety Advisory Group
The Safety Advisory Group (SAG) brings together all the agencies that have an interest in the safety and environmental impact of public events.

How the Safety Advisory Group works
The Safety Advisory Group is the first point of contact for anyone organising an event to which the public are invited.

Thames Valley Police and event policing
Police responsibilities for local events.

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