Under the Public Health Act 1997, a Place of Assembly Licence is required for any mass outdoor public event with one thousand people or more, present for two hours or more.
A ‘public event’ includes but is not limited to, any performance, exhibition, circus, festival, food festival, pageant, regatta, sports event, dance and publicly advertised lecture.
The Council is responsible for assessing Place of Assembly Licence applications to help ensure public events do not pose a risk to the health and safety of the community. It is also your responsibility as an event organiser to ensure you run your event in accordance with the Public Health Act 1997.
Application forms for a Place of Assembly Licence can be obtained from the upstairs service counter at the Council’s Administration Centre or can be downloaded from the link below.