Organising an event in a Salford public park, green space or open space

Important information: please read our advice page about orgainising an event

The Live Events Reinsurance Scheme

The government is partnering with insurers to offer a cost indemnification insurance scheme which will make cover available against the cancellation, postponement, relocation or abandonment of events due to new UK Civil Authority restrictions in response to COVID-19.

The scheme will support live events across the country — such as music festivals, conferences and business events — that are at risk of being halted or delayed due to an inability to obtain COVID-19 cancellation insurance. Cover will be available to purchase alongside standard commercial events insurance for an additional premium.

Event applications for group activities or events in parks or green spaces during 2022

We will monitor the latest government COVID-19 guidance and public health data when reviewing event application requests.

Please carefully consider the consequences for you, your staff, volunteers, contractors, suppliers and the public, if permission for your event is withdrawn by Salford City Council, due to changes in government guidance leading up to your event date in 2022.  

Salford City Council will not be liable for any loss of income or costs associated with cancellation, or withdrawal of permission for your event at any time.  

There are three steps to assessing your application

Step one

Salford City Council will check availability of the location on the dates and times you have requested. They will check the suitability of the park for the event described and the activities you intend to undertake, including arrangements for event car parking.

Step two

Your application maybe referred to the city’s Safety Advisory Group, this group is made up of key partners including Greater Manchester Police, regulatory officers and other emergency services. You may be asked to supply your operational and site plans along with significant crowd management plans. The COVID-19 guidance or regulations affecting your event, may be explained further at this stage.

Should issues around public health and the spread of COVID-19 increase in Salford, you may be given additional advice or asked to postpone or cancel your event. This advice may differ from government guidelines issued at the time your application is assessed.

Step three

You will then be notified of the outcome of your application, along with deadlines for any additional paperwork, licensing, fees or insurance documents required. Should your application be refused, an explanation of the decision will be given. The final decision will be made by the Salford Safety Advisory Group in the event of an appeal.

Small gatherings form

Apply to hold a small gathering for up to 30 people in a public park, green space or open space

Event application form, attach your public liability insurance

Apply to hold an event in a public park, green space or open space

Physical fitness form, attach documents listed above 

Apply to hold a fitness class or training in a park or open space

Travelling fairgrounds and amusement park applications from the funfair and bouncy castle sector

Salford City Council is accepting written ‘expressions of interest’ applications from funfair operators (Travelling Fairground Sector) for selected Salford parks. 

Sites not available include Monton Green, Clifton Country Park, Three Sisters, Worsley Green, Blackleach Country Park and Kersal Wetlands.

Applicants will then be contacted via email, and may be invited to discuss their plans with the city’s Safety Advisory Group. This group meets monthly. All approved applications will be subject to the government COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions in place at the time of the event.

Commercial fees and a refundable bond will apply. Applicants must sign an agreement with Salford.

You must ensure all documentation, certification, insurance and inspection paperwork is up to date and complete before you apply.

Please email with proposed dates and locations.

Important information: please read our advice page about orgainising an event

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