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Safety Advisory Group

The council has formed a Safety Advisory Group (SAG) to bring together people who specialise in safety at events in order to provide a platform where event organisers can be given advice and guidance. It is made up of representatives from Somerset West and Taunton Council, Somerset County Council and the emergency services such as the police, fire and ambulance service.

The SAG holds monthly meetings to which organisers of larger events (above 500 attendees) are generally invited. Smaller events located close to large roads/motorways or events with dangerous activities are also of interest.

The SAG has produced a constitution document to explain its purpose and how it operates. It includes guidance and a range of links to helpful information available online, in order to point organisers of events, of any size, in the right direction when it comes to planning.