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Organising an event on council land

How to organise street parties, galas, fireworks displays and more.

Do I need the approval to hold an event on council land?

If you wish to organise an event (such as galas, fairs, firework displays, shows or concerts) on council property you must, in most cases, have approval from the council. This must be obtained before you can go ahead with your event.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council would like events to be planned and well managed so that any potential risks to health and safety are eliminated or minimised.

Do you have any guidance to help me organise my event?

In order to assist with organising events, the council have produced two planning packs providing you with an overview of your duties and responsibilities:

Planning Pack for Organising Events on Council Owned Property (pdf 319kb, opens in new window) 

Guidance for organising street parties (pdf 68kb opens in new window)

They also identify key tasks and gives specific advice from the council’s regulatory services with whom you may need to consult when organising and holding an event on council owned land.
Notification is requested as soon as possible - at least 3 months prior to your event. You may be required to fill in an application form for larger events.

How can I apply to hold an event on council land?

Apply online to hold an event

Please note: notification is requested as soon as possible - at least 3 months prior to your event. You may be required to fill in an application form for larger events.

Who can I talk to about my plans?

You may wish to talk to somebody for advice before completing the online application form above.

Please contact the following people for specific advice, dependent on the location of your proposed event:

Highways and car parks

Rod Towse, Highways Events Officer
Tel: 01482 395629
Fax: 01482 395082
Email: rod.towse@eastriding.gov.uk

Parks and open spaces

Paul Palmer, Assistant Manager - Projects and Development 
Tel: 01482 395864 
Email: paul.palmer@eastriding.gov.uk

Sewerby Hall and Gardens

Martin Burnhill, Facilities and Service Manager
Tel: 01262 676180
Fax: 01262 673090
Email: martin.burnhill@eastriding.gov.uk

Foreshores

Martin Burnhill, Facilities and Service Manager
Tel: 01262 676180
Fax: 01262 673090
Email: martin.burnhill@eastriding.gov.uk

Any other council land

Rachel Urwin, Valuation and Estates Officer
Tel: 01482 393930
Email: rachel.urwin@eastriding.gov.uk

Private land

Environmental Health
Tel: 01482 396291
Email: licensing@eastriding.gov.uk

General enquiries

Not sure who to contact and have a general enquiry? You can visit any customer service centre (CSC) ( find your nearest CSC), call us on (01482) 393939 or send us an general enquiry online (opens in new window).

Last Updated: Thursday, 27 July 2017