Organising an event can be an enjoyable experience but is rarely simple or straightforward. If your event is to be held on Arun District Council owned or controlled land you will need to complete an event application form.
The type of event you are organising will determine which application process you will need to follow. The examples below distinguish what we consider is a public event and what is a small private event/street party.
A public event generally means one that any member of the public can attend. Public events require advance planning and the larger the event is, the more detailed the information you will be expected to provide.
A public event will need:
- consent of the land owner
- liasion with the emergency services
- public liability insurance
- a management plan/formal risk assessment
- a promotional campaign including communication with local stakeholders
- a Road Closure Order, if necessary
You are also likely to need one or more licences.
If you wish to hold an event you will need to complete an application form. Before starting your application you are advised to contact the Council's Event Section on 01903 737920 / 01903 737814 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to check if your chosen event site is available for the date(s) you would like.
Please Note: You should allow 2 months notice for your application to be processed, failure to do so may result in permissions not being granted.
Applications for large events can be quite lengthy, so the form will ask you to select a username and password. This means you can partially complete your application, save it, and return to it later if you need to. Please bear in mind that partially completed forms are saved for 90 days. You are also advised to read the 'Frequently Asked Questions' before starting your application.
Make an application for a public event.
View our Special Event Conditions [pdf] 14KB
Street parties are more simple, private events and do not generally include activities that require licenses, such as selling alcohol or providing entertainment.
They are normally organised for national celebrations and publicised to residents/neighbours only. A formal risk assessment is not normally required but you may want to complete one for your own peace of mind. You may also need to get public liability insurance.
You will need to provide a plan of the road(s) you wish to be closed for your party but this can be a very simple. See an Example street closure plan [pdf] 441KB
Should you wish to use either the Bognor Regis Promenade bandstand or Hotham Park bandstand to put on a show or performance please complete the following e-form. Please bear in mind this is for small scale performances only.
A web-based access guide is available at the Disabled Go-Arun District website