Key steps for event organisers

If you are organising an event for the public on public land, the city/district streets or in a district council owned park, you need to make sure you have the right plans in place to ensure the health, safety and welfare of anyone working at or attending the event.

In this event guidance section, we set out what you need to consider when putting on an event in Lichfield District.

Applying for permission to hold an event

The expression of interest application process and events policy are currently been reviewed. In the meantime, if you wish to make an expression of interest to hold an event, please follow the process below.

If you are considering running an event in Lichfield District, you will need to apply for permission, if your event:

  • is an outdoor event that has more than 500 people in attendance at any one time during the advertised event opening hours
  • is an event that is open to the general public and involves one or more consented activity (street trading, alcohol or entertainment)
  • may require a formal road closure

Apply for permission to hold an event.

Note: This form is for all events, processions, markets and fairs that will obstruct or require use of a local street. However, you should not use this application form if you are looking to organise a street party for national celebrations, street play or games. For those events, please use this separate application form to apply for a road closure instead, to enable these activities to take place safely.