Guides to help you plan your event:
If you are organising a public event, you need to contact us. We are part of a Safety Advisory Team (SAT) who help make sure your event complies with the law and is run safely.
The team consists of officers from this council, Hertfordshire Constabulary, Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, East of England Ambulance Service, Hertfordshire Highways, Hertfordshire County Council and the Health and Safety Executive. We need to know when and what events are due to take place in Hertsmere, to ensure community safety during the event.
Please complete our form and return it. You may be asked to attend a meeting to discuss your proposed event in more detail. You should also complete and return the Covid-19 Risk Assessment Questionnaire and submit an adequate Covid-19 risk assessment.
Types of events
This Council has resolved to advise that public firework displays within the local authority boundaries be advertised in advance of the event, allowing residents to take precautions for their animals and vulnerable people. It acknowledges that displays can cause serious disturbance and harm to animals, be they domestic pets, livestock or wild animals. This is both from the noise generated, but also in some cases, the debris left from spent fireworks, which can pose a threat to livestock, birds and wild animals. Apart from animals, firework noise can also cause serious consequences for certain people, for example young children and those with health conditions such as PTSD or Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Fire Safety Information
Hertfordshire Fire & Rescue have produced a document on Fire Safety Advice and your Responsibilities.
Are you carrying out an event or have a venue that is open air then please visit Open Air Events and Venues.