Events are an important part of everyday life that encourage people to play an active part in their community.
We work with the emergency services and any other relevant services to provide event organisers with guidance to help make sure private and public events held in Rutland can go ahead safely.
If you're the event organiser, you'll need to send us a notification, risk assessment and management plan if your proposed event will have:
- 500 people or more attending
- VIP attendance
- military attendance
- an impact on the highway
- an impact on the community
The event organiser and management team are responsible for the event's safety.
All events (including those in aid of charity) must comply with recognised safety standards.
Services (for example the police, security or first aid services) may not be able to offer the level of support you need to hold the event. They'll work with you to try and find solutions, but the risk to public health and following government guidance will always be the priority.
We don’t charge fees for events with less than 500 attendees unless it will have an impact on communities or cause disruption on local roads. There may also be charge if you have VIPs or a large military presence at your event.
If you don’t know whether your event falls into this category, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fees for all other events must be paid when your event notification is submitted. Fees are non-refundable and must be paid in full at least 45 days before the event.
|Event size||How to apply||When to apply||Fees|
|Less than 500 people and with no extra requirements||Event Notification not required||Not required||No fee|
|Less than 500 people but with extra requirements||Event Notification Form must be submitted||At least 12 weeks before the event||£40|
|Between 500 and 4,000 people||Event Notification Form, Risk Assessments and Event Management Plans||At least 20 weeks before the event||£40|
|More than 4,000 people||Pre-application consultation with our Events Team, Event Notification Form, Risk Assessments and Event Management Plans||At least 36 weeks before the event||£150|
How to pay
You can pay your event notification fee using our online payment system.
If can’t the online payment system, please email: email@example.com
Roads and highways
You must register any public or private event that may impact the use of a:
This includes events that could:
- be affected by access restrictions due to roadworks
- cause more traffic in the area
- increase on-street parking
- need you to apply for temporary traffic restrictions
- affect the safety of pedestrians and other road users
- restrict access for emergency vehicles
- affect planned highway works
If you're not sure if you need a road closure or want some help with traffic management planning - email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to notify us about your event
You need to submit an Event Notification Form at least 12 weeks before your event, or at least 16 weeks if you plan to use Council land (for example a park or car park). It's best to send them in the early planning stages, if you can.
We'll also need your event management plan, risk assessments and a site plan - if you don't have your own documents, you can adapt these templates for your event:
Email your completed documents to email@example.com or post to: Events, Rutland County Council, Catmose, Oakham, Rutland LE15 6HP.
We will review your plans and provide guidance if necessary, to:
- help your event run as safely as possible
- make sure you have the right permissions in place
- comply with any relevant legislation
Depending on the type of event you're organising, you may:
- be contacted by services for more information
- be invited to a safety advisory group (SAG) meeting
We aim to respond within four weeks of receiving your forms.
If you are planning to use signs and posters to promote your event, you will need to know the rules that are set out in our Signs Policy.
If you cancel your event, you must email to let us know as soon as possible: firstname.lastname@example.org