We always have a packed year-round calendar of events happening across the Borough. Our events highlight what a great place Stockton-on-Tees is and they celebrate its unique landscapes from busy town centres to the picturesque riverside.
Not only do we bring you fantastic events we also provide support if you would like to hold your own event, between us we can create a busy, vibrant Borough full of great experiences.
The most important thing when organising an event is to plan early. Think about what you want to achieve and inform our Events Team well in advance.
Whether you are planning a street party or music festival, Stockton's Event Team will provide practical help and advice on staging a public event safely and successfully.
How you plan an event will depend on its size and the activities taking place at the event, the following table shows how events can differ.
|Street parties and fetes||Large scale public events|
|No formal risk assessment needed||Anyone can attend|
|No licences normally necessary if music incidental and no selling is involved||External publicity such as in newspapers|
|Publicity only to residents||Event Plan required, including Health and Safety risk assessment|
|Residents/neighbours only||Licences usually needed. Insurance needed|
Street parties and fetes are a traditional part of community life. They are a simple way for us to get to know our neighbours and meet members of our community. We want to make it easier for you to hold these sorts of local events without having to plough through mountains of forms and red tape.
If you would like to organise a street party, fete or any event where groups of residents get together all you need to do is submit the event application form at least four weeks in advance to let the council know.
Once you have submitted the event details to us our Events Team will look at what you are proposing, process your application (including any road closure information) and will let you know if there is anything else you need to consider.