Hosting an event
There's no doubt about it, Southend-on-Sea is a great place to hold an event.
And here at Southend Borough Council we not only want to encourage you to hold events, helping make Southend a great place to be for both residents and tourists, but we also want to support you through the planning of your event.
We encourage all event organisers to talk to us well in advance of a proposed event to ensure everything runs as smoothly and safely as possible.
We can help make sure your chosen site is available, answer any queries you may have, advise you on your responsibilities and our requirements and ensure you have plenty of time to submit an application for an event permit.
The event permit confirms you have the permission you need to hold your event.
Note: The event permit may not be the only permission you need. To make sure the event is legal; any other permission, consent or approval of any kind that is required to hold the event, (and any activity within the overall event) in addition to the event permit, must be obtained in advance of the event.
You will not need an event permit if your event is not held on Council land or property.
Planning your event
Please refer to the information below to help you plan your event:
- Hosting an event - advice and guidance
Information to confirm if any other kind of Licence, Consent or Notice is required instead of, or in addition to, an Event Permit.
- Hosting an event - Fees and charges
Information to see how much the Council may charge
- Terms and Conditions
To explain what is expected from an event organiser
- Request for an event permit - application process
To explain what we do before an event permit can be issued
How to apply
You can apply online, by post or by email. Documents are available to download from the related downloads section on the right of this page.
Note: Before your application is submitted to us it is important that it is completed fully and all supporting documents required are available.
To help you complete each of the event forms there are accompanying guidance notes. Any information that is incorrectly completed or missing may result in your application being returned to you.
Last updated: 8th May 2012