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Event safety

Legal responsibility for public safety at events rests with the organisers of the event and the owners of the land upon which it takes place.

The Police have no general duty to preserve public safety at any public event except where there are imminent or likely threats to life. This means officers will not be used to police events and organisers need to plan for a safe event which does not rely on a Police presence.

Guidance for event organisers

If you are holding an event, you will be legally responsible for the safety of anyone attending. For further information please:

There is also useful information on the website

For further information please contact the licensing team by:


  • 01594 810000