Organising public events

Find out about what you need to do to organise a public event and how we can help.

If you are organising a public event in Knowsley, whether large or small, we can provide expert advice to ensure it runs smoothly.

Your event must be managed responsibly to protect the safety and well-being of the public who attend and employees and contractors involved in staging the event.

The Knowsley Events and Venues Safety Advisory Group is your first point of contact when organising an event, whether it is being held on council-owned land, privately-owned land or the public highway.

The group comprises representatives from Knowsley Council’s Environmental Health, Trading Standards, Licensing and Emergency Planning teams, along with Merseyside Police, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service and North West Ambulance Service.

It is not the group’s role to plan your event for you, but it will review your plans and offer advice and suggestions where appropriate.

We recommend planning your event in good time. Depending on the scale of the event, this could be up to six months in advance or longer in the case of huge events.

We have developed a Knowsley Event Safety Plan to aid event organisers in planning safe and exciting events. Organisations can use this document as a guide to ensure that all safety aspects have been considered.

Please register your event well in advance by completing and returning the notification form to and

Further Guidance

Download the Knowsley Event Safety Plan

Useful Contacts

Knowsley Council

Environmental Health

Telephone: 0151 443 4712



Telephone: 0151 443 2300


Emergency Planning

Telephone: 0151 443 3756



Telephone: 0151 489 6000


Building Control

Telephone: 0151 443 2352


Merseyside Police


Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service

Telephone: 0151 296 4920


North West Ambulance Service


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