Planning Community Events

It is never too early to start planning the successful delivery of council events and public activities. This two-hour training session covers all the essential elements for any Town or Parish Council to consider. It also provides essential Health & Safety tips and advice; plus the basics on risk assessments.


This first part of the session presents essential guidance on how to run more effective events.

This includes;

  • Establishing your goals, objectives and target audience.
  • Planning – an essential checklist for before, during and after
  • Maximising publicity - utilising the media, marketing and effective local promotion.


The training also covers the necessary Health and Safety steps required for your council activities.


  • Identifying and evaluating potential hazards (and deciding on precautions).
  • Developing and using basic Risk Assessments.
  • Essential steps to ensure adequate H&S measures are implemented.


This is a two hour session from 10:00 - 12:00.


About the Trainer:

Mike Deegan has over 20 years experience managing events and H&S while working with a national charity and nearly a decade as a councillor with his local parish council (where he helped developed a number of successful community activities and events).




Event Details

Event Date & Time

Wednesday 10th of July 2024 @ 10:00:00 AM


Online (Zoom)

Price per Delegate

Member Council: £50.00 + VAT
Non-Member Council: £100.00 + VAT

Please note: Booking will be available until Wednesday 3rd of July 2024, or until all places have been filled

Event Booking

Online booking is only available to OALC members

If you are not a member of OALC but would like to join a training course please email - with the course that you are interested in and the name of your parish council.