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Public Access — Due to essential maintenance, our planning system will be unavailable from 8:00am on Saturday 25 November for most of the day

Public Event Safety Advisory Group

The group promotes good standards of safety at all public events in the Borough and ensure best practice is followed

PESAG objectives

The objectives of the group are to:

  • promote high levels of safety and welfare at events by giving advice
  • promote good practice in safety and welfare planning for events; and
  • ensure events cause minimal adverse impact

The West Norfolk PESAG is administered by us. Core members of the group include officers from:

  • Norfolk Constabulary
  • Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service
  • East Of England Ambulance NHS Trust
  • Queen Elizabeth Hospital
  • West Norfolk CCG
  • Norfolk County Council Planning & Transportation
  • Borough Council Emergency Planning Unit
  • Borough Council Community Safety
  • Borough Council Environmental Health
  • Borough Council Licensing

Guidance for planning a public event

Please note, the West Norfolk PESAG does not grant permission to hold events on borough or other land or issue licences. The land owner's consent must always be sought and agreed.

Event organisers are encouraged to follow the guidance produced by the Health & Safety Executive in the Event Safety Guide and on their website.

Details on licensing for events within the Borough can be found by looking at the Licensing webpages. Details on how to apply for a road closure can be found on the Norfolk County Council website.

The PESAG has also produced an Event Management Plan template and associated guidance. This will help event organisers consider all aspects of event planning. Both documents can be found at the bottom of this page.

How to submit details of a public event

You can submit basic details of your event to the West Norfolk PESAG by completing our online form.

To submit an enquiry on our West Norfolk Public Event eForm you'll need:

  • the event name and location
  • the time the event starts and finishes

West Norfolk Public Event eForm

The PESAG will contact you if further information is required.

Contact us

The group provides a single point of contact for organisers. This ensures all agencies are aware of events taking place that the public may attend. 

Please email the West Norfolk PESAG: safetyadvisorygroup@west-norfolk.gov.uk