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Guidance and resources

Planning is an essential element of event organisation. We recommend reading the resources provided below, which will help you to plan a safe and successful event.

Events management

The Events Toolkit  is a practical guide to planning an event and covers all the key aspects of events management.

The event management plan template provides guidance and examples of the areas which should be included within your event plan.

Risk assessment

Completing a risk assessment is an essential part of event planning. Guidance on how to complete a risk assessment including a template risk assessment have been constructed in consultation with the Councils Health and Safety team.


If you need to apply for a licence read our how to apply for a Public Entertainment Licence (PEL) guide, which explains when a PEL is required, when and how to apply and how much it will cost.   

Useful contacts

Some useful contacts within the Council as well as external websites, to provide further helpful information on specific areas of event planning.

Contact Information


Events and Resilience
Council Headquarters
London Road
Telephone: 01563 576116