Great Yarmouth Event Safety Advisory Group (GYESAG)
GYESAG is a multi-agency group made up of representatives from the Council and our partner agencies, which include:
- NCC Emergency Planning and Highways
- Norfolk Constabulary
- Norfolk Fire and Rescue Services
- East of England Ambulance Service
- Maritime Coastguard Agency
The group provides a single point of contact and independent specialist advice to event organisers but please note it is the event organiser who has the legal responsibility for ensuring a safe event.
It is not compulsory to contact GYESAG but it is always recommended to make contact if you are planning a major event. A major event is generally an event where more than 500 people are expected to attend, although smaller events depending on the nature of the event may require the involvement of the group, especially where high risk activities (such as fairgrounds rides, water-based activities etc) are involved. Depending on the nature and scale of the event, those on Council land may also require the permission of the group.
It is an informal process where we will review your event and safety documentation with a view to providing specialist advice and guidance, as well as recommendations to improve the running of the event and safety arrangements being put in place. The aim is to provide organisers with feedback on event proposals at an early stage so there is plenty of time for them to address any significant areas of concern raised.