Published: Thursday, 5th April 2018
Want to make your community event a memorable occasion for all the right reasons? Broadland District Council is running a free information evening to help. Community groups, volunteers and parish councils from the district are invited to an information evening on April 23 in Hellesdon.
Special guest is Fiona Roberts who organised the Norfolk sections of the Olympic Torch Relay and Tour of Britain, and there will be speakers on a wide range of topics such as applying for grants, how to get a road closed or licence for your event, getting good publicity, how to plan for the unpredictable, keeping people safe and what kind of insurance you might want to consider.
Cllr Andrew Proctor, Leader of Broadland District Council, said:
"There are some brilliant events which take place all over the district expressing the imagination and community spirit of our residents. We hope these will continue to grow and this evening should give everyone who wants to be involved the know-how to produce safe and successful events."
Chairman of Hellesdon Parish Council, Shelagh Gurney, who is hosting the evening at Hellesdon Community Centre, said:
“The events that bring our communities together are important highlights of the year but volunteers can sometimes feel overwhelmed. I hope as many people as possible will come along and find out what’s really involved.
“There are people to help and when you know what you’re doing things are a lot more manageable. I think a lot of people who are new to running events will feel reassured and old hands will still have things to learn and skills updated.”
There will be a chance to ask questions of speakers and also to meet others in a similar position and share experiences over finger food provided.
The event takes place: Monday April 23, 6.30pm – 8.30pm, Hellesdon Community Centre Middleton’s Lane.
To book a free place email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 01603 430522.