Hold an Event in Lichfield
Holding events in Lichfield is simple, helped by the number and range of excellent venues available to host events as well as the support provided by local councils and others, to support event organisers to hold safe and profitable events.
There are a variety of event venues throughout the district, owned and operated by a range of different organisations. For smaller events there are a range of local hotels as well as Erasmus Darwin House.
For larger events, the most used locations include; Lichfield cathedral and a large number of local parks that are operated by one of the local town or district councils. The largest of these is the nationally recognised Beacon Park located in the centre of Lichfield City.
Parks can be hired for a small fee of around £525 to £2,100 per day (depending on the event status and space requirements) which includes advice and guidance from professional staff with a wealth of experience in holding events at the location, thereby ensuring your event is safe, healthy and operates effectively.
For those organisers wishing to hold events on the streets around the district, it should be noted that all such events will require consent from the local district council. This means that anyone wishing to trade on the street will require a street trading licence which is available through a short process and small fee of between £7.50 and £21 per day.
However, larger events can apply for special event status which then provide a dedicated service from a range of professional staff, who will help support you in ensuring every trader attending the event can be licenced to trade.
Events with Alcohol or Entertainment
For those events who wish to sell alcohol or host regulated entertainment (music or plays), they will need obtain a temporary event notice which is available from the local district council through a short process and small fee of around £21 per event.
To aid events in being even more successful, there are a range of other services provided through the local district council. These vary from providing advice and guidance, closing roads or supplying services to support the operation of the event.
Safety Advisory Group
Where an event is expecting over 2,000 visitors, they can obtain help with the planning and management of the event through the local Safety Advisory Group (SAG), which is a forum of relevant agencies and organisations that encourage cooperation and coordination to ensure public safety. The process begins through the submission of a completed event notification form available through the district council.
For temporary road closures to help with the before, after or during an event, the district council has a simple fee free process to make these arrangements. However, for more complex road closures, where public safety or major road traffic issues may result, then event organisers will need to contact the county council.
The district council can provide a range of waste and cleansing services to help support event organiser keep their events clean and tidy. These are quoted on request but will generally cost between £27 and £54 per hour for the provision of the required services.