The team consists of our officers and officers from 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.
If your event includes alcohol or has regulated entertainment, you will need a Temporary Event Notice
(TEN) (PDF, 208KB), or a Premise Licence
If you are organising an event celebrating Bonfire Night see guidance from the government.
The Director of Public Health at Hertfordshire County Council has written to all organisers of remembrance events with Covid-19 guidance.
The Royal British Legion have also published a parades policy.
A tailored version of the questionnaire has been produced for Firework events, available on Better Business for ALL Covid toolkit.
We have 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.