Organising an Event
Voluntary or community events
Voluntary and community events are an important aspect of everyday life that help encourage people to play a more active part in society. The Council wants to make it as easy as possible to plan and hold an event, whether it is to mark a one off occasion such as the Tour De France which entered the Braintree District on 7th July 2014, the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta or the 750th anniversary of the first English Parliament, both of which take place in 2015, celebrate annual events like The Big Lunch in early June, or simply to raise money for charity or bring the community closer together.
Can Do guide
The Department for Culture and Local Government have produced a Can Do guide to provide a central resource for people planning a range of community-led events.
The aim of the Can Do guide is to dispel the myths about what is required and help people to plan and run successful events with a minimum of red tape. Where people are planning a particular event, it also signposts people to relevant specialist advice, such as DCLG’s guidance on organising street parties.
If you would like further advice or guidance about any licensing requirements with respect to a voluntary or community event please contact a member of the Licensing Team.