Are you planning an event and wondering where to start or just need to keep up-to-date with the latest information? Here are some suggestions for guides or websites that you can use when running your event.

Event Guide (pdf)
This guide can help you plan your event and offers some practical advice and tips to help you understand what you need to do to deliver a successful, well organised, safe event.  It is primarily most useful for people planning public entertainment/leisure events such as parades, galas, festivals and concerts.

Events checklist - disability and access
This Briefing from Voluntary Arts provides guidance on how to best prepare your event to benefit everyone and make sure that you are promoting inclusivity to your audience.  Although written for voluntary arts events it's a useful checklist for any event.

Emergency Planning College
The EPC runs in-depth courses relevant to those putting on large scale events, including Event and Public Safety and Emergency Planning training.

Find a venue - some new ideas from Voluntary Arts
Voluntary Arts have produced a briefing paper suggesting possible ideas for voluntary groups to find venues for rehearsals, workshops, performances or exhibitions.

Guidance for Staging a Live Music Event (pdf) 
Live music events have the potential to cause a Statutory Nuisance if they are not managed correctly. Kirklees Council has a statutory duty to investigate all complaints of noise under the Environmental Protection Act 1990. This document will outline a number of issues for you to consider before you hold an event. This is not exhaustive and we would recommend you always contact Kirklees Environmental Health for advice.

The Health and Safety in the Entertainment and Leisure Industry section of HSE covers a wide range of activities.  The website has useful information about regulations and event safety that will help you run a safe event. 

Music licences for events and
If your event involves any music, whether recorded or live, you must obtain a licence from both the Performing Right Society (PRS) and the Phonographic Performance Licence (PPL).

Outdoor Events Food Safety Guidance (pdf)
This guide has been produced by Kirklees Council’s Environmental Health Food Safety Team to help event organisers and food businesses operate safely at outdoor events.  Making certain high food hygiene standards and systems are in place to reduce the risks associated with food preparation and handling and to ensure public safety

Street Party Guidance
Organising a Street Party in Kirklees - link
Guidance and advice around organising a street party in Kirklees includes links to the application form for temporary road closures in Kirklees and other useful external links. 

The Green Guide
The Guide to Safety at Sports Grounds (known as The Green Guide) is issued by the Sports Grounds Safety Authority. The Guide provides detailed guidance to ground management, technical specialists and all relevant authorities to assist in assessing how many spectators can be safely accommodated within a sports ground.

The Purple Guide and Purple Guide Lite
The Purple Guide (to Health Safety and Welfare at Music and Other Events) – issued by the Event Industry Forum - is an industry guide for putting on events.  This replaces The Event Safety Guide issued by the Health and Safety Executive (if you have a copy, the HSE publication is still useful for reference though not up to date with recent legislation).  The Events Industry Forum have also issued a Purple Guide Lite for those organising smaller events. Both guides are available online for a small annual subscription fee.  They are not available in print format.  

Organising a voluntary event
A 'Can do' Guide
A useful guide to organising a voluntary event issued by the Cabinet Office.  The guide includes many links to further information.

Providing Food: Catering advice for charity and community groups
Common questions and answers / advice for community and charity groups providing catering at events.