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Safety Advisory Group (SAG)

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Torridge District Council are committed to supporting events across the district. In order to promote good planning, high levels of safety and welfare, and to ensure that events cause minimal adverse impact to our communities, the Council in partnership with a number of other authorities has come together to form a Safety Advisory Group (SAG).

The SAG is made up of representatives from the District and County Council (Food Health and Safety Team, Environmental Protection, Licensing, Highway Authority) and emergency services (Devon and Cornwall Police, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service, South West Ambulance Service). Further representatives may be involved depending on the nature of the event.

Please notify us of your proposed event using the form below. We request you provide at least 3 months notice.

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This form acts as an initial brief to highlight to members of the SAG the nature and size of your event. 

For significant events, organisers will be contacted to invite them to attend a SAG meeting if any agency believes this will be beneficial.

For other events, information will be circulated to the SAG representatives, and organisers may be contacted directly by the agencies involved.

You can contact the SAG via email:

Further information

Events on Council Land

If your event is on Council (TDC) land, then you will need to get prior approval - Information and application forms

Events involving road closures or changes to parking

Devon County Council Highways have guidance on this. Please note that necessary permissions should be secured at least 3 months prior to the event. Failure to get the necessary permissions may lead to the cancellation or significant restriction on your plans. Please see here for more information

Events involving alcohol, music and dancing or outdoor entertainment

For events with any of the above licensable activities, you may need a Temporary Event Notice or a Premises Licence.

Public Liability Insurance

It is a legal requirement that appropriate insurance cover is provided for the event by the event organiser.

Useful information and guidance

It is highly recommended that organisers gain a copy of the Purple Guide to Health, Safety and Welfare at Music and Other Events (a fee is payable for subscription for the latest version).

The Health and Safety Executive provide information on their website in respect of undertaking risk assessments and guidance on running events safely

Event organisers are asked to notify South Western Ambulance Service of their event, a notification form and self-assurance form can be found on their website.



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