Special event status


We currently subsidise street trading consent fees for a number of special events that deliver significant economic benefit to the district.

To qualify, the events/event organisers must meet the following criteria:

The event

  • must have a minimum of ten stalls and have the potential to deliver significant economic benefit to the district.

The event organiser

  • must be able to demonstrate how the event will deliver economic benefits to the district.
  • must have public liability insurance of at least £5 million per claim to cover the event.
  • must provide a draft event management plan at least 6 months before the first day of the event - read our event guidance online handbook to find out more.
  • must submit their completed event management plan to us at least one month before the event. This includes:
    • risk assessments
    • insurance details
    • traffic management
    • stewarding provisions
    • emergency procedures
    • fire safety
    • additional street cleansing
    • plan and stall layout, etc.
  • must agree that they will promote the event and outline/agree the marketing they will deliver up front.
  • must provide a copy of the previous years’ accounts (where applicable).
  • must attend safety advisory group meetings (these are established for larger events, where applicable) and take responsibility for agreed actions where necessary.