This guidance is intended to provide you with some ideas on how you can work productively with your local authority and how you can attempt to lobby officers and elected members so that your group can benefit from the resources and expertise available within a local authority.
If you are providing entertainment consisting of public music, singing or dancing, then it is imperative that you know whether the premises you are utilising needs to be licensed for this ‘public entertainment’, or if it holds an existing Premises Licence.
As part of running your group you should make sure you identify potential risks that might arise as a result of your activities and any action that needs to be taken. This guidance will help you work out when and how you should do a risk assessment and how you might mitigate any risks identified.
‘Come and Sing/Play’ events are a simple but brilliant idea: you open up your group for a day, for anyone to come along and sing or play an instrument. This tool kit will help you decide what sort of event you want to run and give you practical advice on how to plan and run an event.