Event Planning and Safety Advisory Group

Our Safety Advisory Group is here to work with event organisers to ensure that their event will be as safe as possible. SAGs are purely an advisory body and cannot prevent an event from taking place, however should an organiser ignore or go against the advice given by the SAG further action may be taken by the member agencies acting within their own legal jurisdiction.

The Safety Advisory Group would like to know about your event if:

  • You are holding it on Council land
  • The event requires a licence for the event like sale of alcohol, music or requires the closure of a road
  • It involves many people (over 1,000 persons)
  • Contains an element of risk or is of an unusual nature

You should notify the Safety Advisory Group as early as possible but allow at least twelve weeks notice in case a Safety Advisory Group meeting is required to discuss the event. Please use our EventApp to tell us about your event. You'll also find helpful documents to assist you in planning for your event, including information about different types of road closure that can be applied for.

Road Closures

You will need to seek permission to close a road for a demonstration or parade in Maidstone, please use the EventApp to tell us about your event and request a road closure at least twelve weeks before the event is due to take place. There is a £75 charge for a road closure under the Town & Police Clauses Act.