Notifying the Police
There is no statutory requirement for an event organiser to notify the police about a planned public event but it is a matter of courtesy to do so.
This is because your event may be on a date that already places high demand on the emergency services, such as a Bank Holiday, or coincides with another major event in the local area. When you tell us about an event we make an assessment taking into account safety issues and community impact; most events are unlikely to require police attendance or involvement.
The event organiser is primarily responsible for the safety at an event and notifying us does not absolve the organiser from obtaining the necessary licences and permissions.
To run an event that requires a road to be closed, you need speak to your local council.
Both councils are responsible for authorising street parties and road closures.
Temporary Events Notices (TEN)
Contact Wiltshire Council or Swindon Borough Council for a Temporary Event Notice (TEN) if you want to carry out a 'licensable activity' on unlicensed premises.
Licensable activity includes:
Dedicated Police attendance at an event
If you require dedicated police attendance, there is normally a charge involved. You can either contact your local community policing team or our ops planning team, who can guide you through costs and availability of officers.
To contact the team, please email firstname.lastname@example.org