If you’re planning an event or procession in London, by law you may need to notify us in advance. Whether it’s a festival, show, party, static demonstration or march, we’ll work with you to make sure it goes smoothly. Answer a few quick questions below to find out if you need to tell us about your event or procession, and the best way to do it.

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I'm planning an event on licensed premises without a DJ or MC.

Thank you. In this case, you are not legally obliged to notify the police unless you are required to do so as a condition of the premises licence.


Your borough council's local licensing team should be able to answer any questions you may have about organising your event safely.


However, if you are worried about the potential risk of violence at your event, by all means ask us to conduct a risk assessment. Click ‘Start’ below to complete our online form.


Average completion time: 30 mins

Please have the following details available if possible:

  • The date and time of the event
  • Your BIIAB Qualification Number (if applicable)
  • Premises address, maximum capacity and contact number
  • Designated premises supervisor's name and contact number
  • Approximate number of attendees
  • Artists' and performers' names, addresses, dates of birth and aliases
  • Security company name, contact details and staff numbers
  • Security company contact's name, registration number and contact details


Once we’ve received your completed form, we’ll work with you to identify any areas of concern and create a Risk Management Plan. This will minimise the risk of serious violent crime taking place at your event.

Please note, in order to conduct a thorough risk assessment, we must receive your completed form at least 14 days before your event is due to take place.