Organise an event
Thank you for choosing to hold your event in Gloucester.
At present, our priority is public health and safety needs of our community. When planning your event, you need to make sure it can take place safely, implementing the most current government guidelines.
You may find the following useful:
- Working Safely During Coronavirus (COVID)
- Events Industry Forum - Keeping workers and audiences safe during COVID-19
- World Health Organisation mass gathering COVID-19 risk assessment tool
- Music Festivals – COVID-19 Supplementary Guidance
We want to help you as much as possible at this time, please contact us if you have any questions on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apply to organise an event
If you would like to hold an event in a park or open space owned by the council, you will need our permission. Please complete an Event Application Form and return it to us along with the following for consideration:
- A COVID-19 Management Plan
- A risk assessment
- A copy of your public liability insurance
You may find the following useful when planning your event:
- Guidelines for the planning of events in the city of Gloucester
- Event Management Plan – sample template and guidance
- Risk Assessment – sample template
- HSE guidance – Running an event safely
- Gloucestershire County Council – travel, roads and parking
Where can you organise an event
Anywhere outside on a public open space can be considered a possible event site. Some of our more popular locations include:
- Gloucester Park
- Hempsted Meadows
- Plock Court
As well as applying for site permission, if your event requires alcohol, music and dancing or outdoor entertainment, you may need to apply for a licence.
The City Events Team
The City Events Team meet on a fortnightly basis to discuss and approve event applications. The team is made up of different council departments including: Festivals & Events, Asset Management, Environmental Health, City Centre Management, Open Spaces, Licensing and Health & Safety.
The Safety Advisory Group (SAG)
For larger events, we may need to consult with a larger Gloucester’s Safety Advisory Group (SAG) to ensure that events or gatherings of people can take place safely and with the knowledge of relevant agencies. You may also be required to attend a meeting as part of this process.
The Safety Advisory Group (SAG) is made up of representatives from council teams and our partner agencies, including Gloucestershire County Council – Highways, Gloucestershire Constabulary and Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service.