Planning your own event

Safety Advisory Group

What is the Safety Advisory Group?

Safety Advisory Groups (SAG) were formed nationally as a result of some serious incidents at several events (such as Hillsborough 1989). 

In order to make sure your event is safe to operate in Lincoln you should get in touch with our Safety Advisory Group which includes representatives from:

  • City of Lincoln Council
  • Lincolnshire Police, Ambulance Service and Fire Service
  • Emergency Planning
  • Lincolnshire Highways

We can provide you with advice and guidance on how to run your event safely. 

If you’re organising an outdoor event that is likely to have a large attendance (or any potential risks) then you should notify the Safety Advisory Group (SAG). You can do this by emailing events@lincoln.gov.uk with your event plans and details. You will need to make sure you do this in good time so that it can be discussed at the next meeting. SAG meetings are usually scheduled two months ahead of an event to provide ample time to make amendments to plans upon the advice of the SAG. The deadline dates for these can be found below.

We will then review your safety plans and risk assessments at one of our meetings and provide you with any comments and observations. Any of our representatives who have a statutory responsibility for your event, may then act on that responsibility.

We do not assist in the event itself or accept responsibility for your event.

You may also wish to read our Safety Advisory Group Privacy Notice