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Organising an event - Safety Advisory Group

What does the Safety Advisory Group do?

The Guildford Borough Safety Advisory Group (SAG) provides help and advice to event organisers. They help make sure that an event is safe for all those who attend. The group meets on the last Thursday of the month.

The SAG may look at many events, from large festivals to much smaller local events.

The group will decide if an event organiser should attend the SAG.

A large event can take 12 months to plan. This is to ensure that all the necessary permissions, such as road closures, are in place if needed.

Members will consider some criteria including:

  • the number of people attending the event
  • the impact on the local community for example noise or significant traffic disruption
  • level of risk associated with the event. This could be due to previous history of the event or the nature of the event
  • events of an unusual nature