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Ribble Valley Borough Council

Events on private (non council) land including the highway

Event safety

The Ribble Valley Safety Advisory Group (RVSAG) is here to provide advice and guidance to event organisers to enable them to hold their event safely and legally.

RVSAG is made up of various organisations such as Ribble Valley Borough Council, the Police, Lancashire Fire and Rescue, and Lancashire County Council traffic management who can all offer support to events taking place in the Ribble Valley.

When staging events, organisers should be aware that the support of the Police, the Fire & Rescue Service and the North West Ambulance Service in actually running the event cannot be assumed.

Events should be planned and organised so that the presence of the emergency services at the event is not required. These same services, as part of their "Ribble Valley Safety Advisory Group" role will however, offer any necessary assistance in the planning stages of the event.

It is the responsibility of event organisers to ensure their event takes place safely.

The Safety Advisory Group will not permit or stop events taking place: that is not its role.

However, if there are concerns, it will advise the appropriate members of Ribble Valley Safety Advisory Group of those concerns and they may take whatever action they feel necessary to fulfil their statutory obligations.

If you would like to notify RVSAG of an event you are holding in the Ribble Valley please complete the Event Information Form.

The following PDF documents are available to help event organisers:

Ribble Valley Safety Advisory Group Protocol

Event Safety Management Plan

Are you holding an event in the Ribble Valley?