Welcome to the Maidstone Borough Council Safety Advisory Group

Maidstone Borough Council uses Eventapp to administer notifications of events to the Safety Advisory Group.
 
COVID-19
The Safety Advisory Group will not advise you whether or not you should hold or continue with an event. 
The Safety Advisory Group are advising event organisers to follow the Government advice around mass gatherings and events.  Please keep up-to-date by reviewing the Government advice daily via 
https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavir
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During the current COVID-19 pandemic the Safety Advisory Group requires event notifications to be made within the timescales set out in the 'Guide to the Role of the Safety Advisory Group' document on the right-hand side of the page. 
Late notifications may not allow sufficient time for plans to be scrutinised, particularly during COVID-19.

Thank you for your understanding during this difficult time. 


Parks & Open Spaces
If you wish to hold your event on land owned by Maidstone Borough Council you first need to seek permission to hire the land for your event, you can do so by contacting the Events team via Events@Maidstone.gov.uk or call 01622 602718.

Safety Advisory Group
This online event notification process will ask you for information about your event; you will also need to attach your Event Management Plan, Traffic Management Plan, Risk Assessment and other relevant plans together with any Liability and Insurance documents. These plans will be shared with the SAG members who will comment on the plans and may ask for further information or suggest amendments; you may find you are invited to attend a SAG meeting to talk about your event in more detail.

Before you complete an event notification we recommend that you take a look at our Event Toolkit and supporting guidance documents, these contains information to help organisers plan their events and give organisers a sense of the plans and documents that will be needed. In all cases a Kent & Medway First Aid Checklist should be completed and attached to your notification in addition to a medical plan.

Organisers of events that cross over different district boundaries should notify the Safety Advisory Group in the district where the event starts.

Road Closures 
Please use this notification form to apply for road closures under the Town Police Clauses Act 1847. There is a fee of £75.00 for this application. 
TTRO applications should be made directly to KCC Highways. 

VE Day Road Closures
Please apply for a TTRO closure for VE Day street parties/ celebrations to Kent County Council Highways directly. The deadline for applications is Monday 16th March 2020. 
KCC Highways can be contacted by telephoning 03000 41 81 81 or by emailing streetworksmid@kent.gov.uk. 

Contact the Safety Advisory Group via SafetyAdvisoryGroup@Maidstone.gov.uk or call on 01622 602301.

Useful Links:
HSE Event Safety Guidance 
The Purple Guide to events
Kent Police – Events Advice
Kent County Council – Apply to close a road

Technical Support:
If you having difficulty completing an application, please contact Apply4 on 0203 904 4547 or email: support@apply4.com