Safety Advisory Group
Ashford Borough Council operate a Safety Advisory Group (SAG) for event applicants, and are here to offer support and guidance. Once we have received your event notification form we will access the scale of your event based on the information you have given. We will be in contact with you if the group require further information or would like you to attend a SAG meeting.
Please read our general advice [pdf] 59KB for help and guidance.
Where a road closure is necessary, you will need to inform us at least 12 weeks in advance of the event.
Safety advice for public outdoor events
If you are organising a public outdoor event you will need to ensure that public safety requirements are met. Download the following templates to help you with your safety planning:
- Events Notification Form March 2016 [doc] 224KB
- Event risk assessment form [doc] 34KB
- Event management plan June 2015 [doc] 354KB
- Event toolkit [pdf] 843KB
- Read our general advice [pdf] 59KB
- First Aid / medical requirements [docx] 26KB
Security advice for event organisers
South East Counter Terrorism Unit (SECTU) has produced an event guidance document for event organisers to help you understand what can be done to improve safety at events and decrease the likelihood of any attack.
This guidance includes advice on protecting your event from a vehicle being used as a weapon, instructions on what to do if you find a suspicious package at your event and points to consider in an event plan.
For further advice and guidance, please also visit the National Counter Terrorism Security Office, which is regularly updated.
If you have any queries or require further information on this webpage, please email the Safety Advisory Group.