It’s really important to us that we run a high-quality event that people can enjoy safely.  As the BioBlitz is taking place on land owned by Bristol City Council, we have to make sure they’re happy with our plans.

As a result, we have long application form to fill out and lots of things to think about – from toilet provision, to catering, to health and safety and first aid, we have to make sure we cover everything.

The great thing about the Council’s website is the event-planning toolkit that makes sure we have guidance for just about everything we need.

The form looks quite intimidating but, working through it methodically, it leads you through all the things you need to think about to make sure the event is well organized and safe to attend.

Even better, a member of the “Events Licensing” team made time for me today to chat through my half-completed form, point out where we needed to do a bit more work and gave me some guidance about first aid and things like that.  Excellent service indeed.

We’ve got some more work to do, but I’m feeling a lot more confident about this key piece of work now.

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