Organising an Event

Amber Valley Borough Council welcomes events in the Borough that enhance the quality of life of its residents and attracts visitors and tourism to the area.

In doing so, the Council recognises that along with the event organisers, it has a part to play in ensuring events are safe, considerate and successful and meet the objectives of the Licensing Act 2003 (where appropriate).

The number and variety of events staged across the borough ranges from minor fun runs, outdoor fetes, country and craft shows and charity events to major gatherings, carnivals, sports events, outdoor entertainments, street celebrations, concerts and music festivals.

All such gatherings pose public safety issues for organisers and the events organisers guides have been compiled to provide guidance for all stages of planning and organising your events safely.

In order to assist smaller scale events, this Concise Guide provides the information in a compact format to help you identify the issues easily.  This should be read in conjunction with the full Events Management Safety Booklet which provides a comprehensive list of all the information required for major events.  Depending upon the size of your event, some of the guidance sheets may not be relevant.     

You can also take a look at the online events advice designed to help you decide which permissions you need to allow your event to go smoothly.

The full Event Management Safety Booklet, including appendixes and checklists can be downloaded using the links below. 

Further information is available from:

The information you give us in the application form will be used to deal with your application.  The Council may share your information with other departmental members, Councillors, Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service and the Police.  This information will be stored securely within the Council data files and kept for a period in accordance with the Council’s document retention schedule.

You may at any point request the deletion of your personal information from our contacts database.

If you have any concerns about how your personal data is being processed, please contact the Council’s Data Protection Officer on 01773 570222, email





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