Fareham's Safety Advisory Group (SAG) liaises with those organising events in the Borough to promote safety and wellbeing of attendees and to minimise inconvenience to residents, businesses and the general public. It also considers event implications from a multi-agency perspective and can advise event organisers on procedures for a safe event. Fareham SAG has produced a Guidance for Organisers (512 KB) on public event safety. It is recommended that you read this guide, before completing the Online Event Application Form or Paper Event application form (122 KB).
The membership of the Fareham SAG comprises officers from various agencies operating in the Borough of Fareham. Including the emergency services (Police, Fire and Rescue Service, South Central Ambulance Service). Hampshire County Council (Emergency Planning, Highways and Traffic Management) and Fareham Borough Council Services (Building Control, Legal, Environmental Health, Licensing, Emergency Planning and Traffic Management).
Fareham SAG asks for six months notice of events likely to attract more than 500 people and three months notice of events of fewer than 500 people.
You can use these to help plan your event:
If your organisation or community group wishes to use any park or open space managed by the Council, you should request specific permission from the Parks Team at Fareham Borough Council, preferably in advance of submitting your application form.
We have many areas of open space and recreation grounds which could be available for hire for your event. Popular venues include:
There will be an administration charge when using our parks, open spaces or recreation grounds. Once the application has been submitted and approved, you will be required to sign an agreement for the conditions of hire, provide a risk assessment, a copy of your public liability insurance to the value of £5,000,000 and any other information requested by the fareham Safety Advisory Group. Any damage caused to the site will be assessed and may be re-charged to you. You may also need a public entertainment licence.
You can see more information about hiring open spaces in our policy (208 KB) for the hire of public open space or by contacting Customer Services on 01329 236100 or by e-mail email@example.com.