In Derbyshire Dales we believe that events play a crucial role in making our area and community an even greater destination to visit and are an essential part of the District’s tourism offer. They help promote the area and all the wonderful things to do whilst visiting Derbyshire Dales. For local communities, they provide recreational opportunities that help to build a strong community through participation and involvement, as well as increasing economic, social, health and cultural benefits. They help raise the profile of the area whilst also providing visitors to the area with a lively and dynamic experience all year round. They provide skills and employment opportunities for local members of the public.
Derbyshire Dales District Council owns and manages numerous areas of land in the District and currently facilitates a significant number of varying events within these areas each year. This strategy will detail our goals in facilitating the staging of events and will also outline what is required and expected of event organisers when planning an event on Derbyshire Dales District Council’s land. Guidance will be given as to what event organisers need to consider, including: legal requirements, associated costs and relevant time frames when planning an event.
Derbyshire Dales District Council understands that each park and open space is used by a variety of people for a wide range of purposes. This is why Derbyshire Dales go through a careful consultation process so that the benefits from events can be maximised whilst little disruption is caused to the local environment, residents and local businesses.
Event organisations fall into three main categories: community, charity or commercial. The delivery of an event may require the involvement of many organisations with a variety of roles and responsibilities. Derbyshire Dales District Council’s involvement will vary depending on the nature of the event and the organisations involved.
This document applies primarily to events looking to use Derbyshire Dales District Council’s parks and open spaces.