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Independent Safety Advisory Group

We have established an Independent Safety Advisory Group (ISAG) to provide guidance and specialist advice to Event Planners and Event Organisers in staging their events and helping them understand their individual responsibilities and those of other agencies.

All planned large events in public spaces within the Borough must be submitted to ISAG.

Visit our event planning page to submit an application.

We will provide an independent expert assessment of the suitability and robustness of event plans from a health, safety and community impact point of view.

The main principle of the ISAG is to create consistent and coordinated safety processes to oversee and increase public safety at large public events and gatherings.

Core Members of the ISAG



Postal address 

Tel no 


Carl Marshall

Chair - Stockton's Independent Safety Advisory Group

C/o Events Team
Municipal Buildings
Church Road
TS18 1LD

01642 526608

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Events Team
Event support and guidance
ISAG support

Events Team
Tara Connor/Becky Nelson
Municipal Buildings
Church Road
TS18 1LD

01642 527260

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Trading Standards


Community Safety
16 Church Road
Stockton -on-Tees
TS18 1TX

Democratic Services
Municipal Buildings
Church Road
TS18 1LD


Trading Standards:
01642 526560


01642 524358

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Health & Safety
Food Safety
Noise Control
Animal Welfare

Environment & Housing
Municipal Buildings
Church Road
TS18 1LD

01642 526575

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Temporary Structures

Community Services and Transport
Municipal Buildings
Church Road
TS18 1LD

01642 526040

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Road Closures
Traffic Management
Car Parking

Community Services and Transport
Kingsway House
TS23 2YS

01642 526725

Cleveland Fire Brigade

Fire Prevention
Fire Fighting
Public Safety

Stockton/Hartlepool District
Training & Administration hub
Endeavour House
Queens Meadow Business Park
TS25 5TH

01429 872311

Cleveland Police

Local Policing
Public Safety
Traffic Control

Cleveland Police
Stockton Police District HQ
Thistle Green
Stockton Borough Council
TS18 1TZ



North East Ambulance Service

First Aid and Medical Public Safety

North East Ambulance Service
Foundation Trust
Bernica House
Goldcrest Way
Newburn Riverside
NE15 8NY

0191 4302000

Cleveland Emergency Planning Unit

Emergency Planning

Cleveland Emergency Planning Unit,
Ash House, III Acre,
Princeton Drive,
Stockton on Tees
TS17 6AJ
(Postal address only)

01642 301515


Further information

For further guidance please contact our Events Team on 01642 527260, or email to provide details of your event.

Recommended safety publications

Publication Title


The Event Safety Guide HSG 195 - (The purple guide)


Managing Crowds Safely HSG 154


Safe use and operation of marquees & temporary demountable fabric structures March 2011


Temporary demountable structures - stages, seating & marquees


Security at Events - June 2018


Fairgrounds and Amusements Parks -Guidance and Practice HSG 178


National Guidance for Outdoor and Mobile Catering

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