What you need to do ahead of the event

A crowd next to the tyne bridge

You need to give details of your event to the local authority where the event will take place. 

You should ensure you provide sufficient notice of your event. 

The amount of time that needs to be set aside for planning will be very much dependent on the size, type and duration of the event. 

However as a general rule at least three months notice should be given for a small event.

Your local authority can give advice on appropriate time scales for planning and, where required, licence or other applications.