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Organising an Event

Whilst public events can enhance community there are potential safety risks and adverse environmental impacts unless proper management is in place. In recognition of this, a Safety Advisory Group (SAG) has been established.

SAGs provide a forum for discussing and advising on public safety at an event. They aim to help organisers with the planning, and management of an event and to encourage cooperation and coordination between all relevant agencies. They are non-statutory bodies and so do not have legal powers or responsibilities, and are not empowered to approve or prohibit events from taking place. Event organisers and others involved in the running of an event, retain the principal legal duties for ensuring public safety.

Members of the Safety Advisory Group include Thames Valley Police, South Central Ambulance Service, National Health Service, Bucks & Milton Keynes Fire & Rescue Service, South Bucks and Chiltern District Councils and Buckinghamshire County Council for Highways and Resilience.  As necessary representatives of adjacent local authorities or emergency services will be invited to attend or comment on events planned in South Bucks and Chiltern areas.

If you are intending to hold an event (large or small), you should complete an Event Notification Form and provide additional supporting documentation such as risk assessments and Event Management Plan, templates of which can be downloaded.