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Event planning

Planning an Event

There are a number of resources available to help you plan your event and ensure that it runs safely, which can be found in our event planning downloads folder

Our Event Manual will provide you with a full guide to planning your event, and the references and resources document will direct you to useful external guidance (useful industry organisations, funding, etc).

We have a number of templates to help you complete your application:

  • Event management plan template (with completed examples for Fairs/Fetes and Carnivals)
  • Risk assessment template (with completed examples for Street Parties, School Open Days, Small Park Events, Fairs/Fetes and Carnivals)

We also provide a number of fact sheets with information and guidance on:
  • Event planning timelines
  • Site map
  • Managing volunteers
  • Keeping your event green
  • Traffic, road closures and parking suspensions
  • Publicity
  • Noise control
  • Sutton Council's Sky Lantern Policy


If you require any documents in a different font size or format, please contact us. 

For more information, advice and resources to help you plan your event, you can visit the Opportunity Sutton Toolkit and the London Events Toolkit.

If you require first aid cover, St John's Ambulance Service can provide first aid services at events. You can submit an enquiry online, and they will carry out a risk assessment and quote you for the level of cover that they recommend. You can also contact their London Events Team through or by calling 0303 003 0101.

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