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Planning an event in Knowsley?

by Guy Murphy

Whether it’s a summer fayre, community fun day, fun run, firework display or cycle race – no matter how big or small – make sure you liaise with the Knowsley Events and Venues Safety Advisory Group to ensure your event runs smoothly.

This includes any event on public or privately owned land, as well as the public highway.

The Group is a multi-agency group made up of representatives from Knowsley Council (Environmental Health, Trading Standards, Licensing, Highways, Public Health, Health and Safety and Emergency Planning teams), Merseyside Police, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service and North West Ambulance Service.

It works with you to ensure that those visiting, as well as anyone involved in setting up the event, is safe. The group will review your plans and offer free advice and suggestions where appropriate.

To help you to plan your event, take a look at the Knowsley Event Safety Plan which will help you with things to consider when planning your event.

Remember to allow plenty of time to plan for your event, factoring in the Knowsley Events and Venues Safety Advisory Group being your first port-of-call before you confirm any arrangements or announce that your event is happening.

You can register your event by completing a notification form and emailing it to environmentalhealth@knowsley.gov.uk and ess.enquiries@knowsley.gov.uk