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 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. 

Types of events

Events with alcohol and entertainment

If your event includes alcohol or has regulated entertainment, you will need a Temporary Event Notice (TEN), or a Premise Licence 

Street Parties

The following sites may provide some useful information and advice when planning a street party.

Bonfire night

If you are organising an event celebrating Bonfire Night see guidance from the government.

Remembrance events

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.


Firework displays

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.

Fire Safety Information

Hertfordshire Fire & Rescue have produced a document on Fire Safety Advice and your Responsibilities. (PDF, 163KB)