Organising an event on council land

How to organise street parties, galas, fireworks displays and more.

Do I need the approval to hold an event on council land?

If you wish to organise an event (such as galas, fairs, firework displays, shows or concerts) on council property you must, in most cases, have approval from the council. This must be obtained before you can go ahead with your event.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council would like events to be planned and well-managed so that any potential risks to health and safety are eliminated or minimised.

Do you have any guidance to help me organise my event?

We are currently producing a more up-to-date guidance pack.

If you have any queries regarding events, please contact:

How can I apply to hold an event on council land?

Apply online to hold an event

Please note: notification is requested as soon as possible - at least 3 months prior to your event. You may be required to fill in an application form for larger events.

Who can I talk to about my plans?

You may wish to talk to somebody for advice before completing the online application form above.

Please contact the following people for specific advice, dependent on the location of your proposed event:

Highways and car parks

Highways Events Officer
Tel: (01482) 393939

Sewerby Hall and Gardens

Tel: (01262) 673769



Private land

Environmental Health
Tel: (01482) 396291

General enquiries

Not sure who to contact and have a general enquiry?

You can visit any Customer Service Centre, call us on (01482) 393939 or send us a general enquiry online.

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