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Park events

Details of the latest free activities including children’s activities and health and fitness classes.

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Important guidelines for booking and attending events and workshops:

  • there are a limited number of places available for some events and booking in advance is essential
  • events and workshops can be booked no earlier than 2 weeks in advance (book early to avoid disappointment)
  • all children must be accompanied by an adult on each event, workshop and guided walk
  • please don’t bring dogs along to any of the events unless they are guide dogs, or the event is especially for dog owners
  • you must wear suitable clothing for all activities (for example strong footwear and waterproofs)
  • we reserve the right to cancel any event if less than 10 people book or turn up on the day, at the discretion of the event leader
  • all events are absolutely free, unless otherwise stated

To book onto any of our Ranger Service events or find out more, please contact:

Ranger Service

The Millenium Centre, The Chase, Dagenham Road, RM7 0SS

020 8227 2332

rangers@lbbd.gov.uk

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Third party organised events on council land

The borough’s parks and open spaces can be used and are great places to host local community activities which are non- commercial and suitable and appropriate for a park environment.

An event purely using open space and where there is no need to manage any associated risk to those attending or to other park users, needs no permission from the council.

Any event using equipment such as a bouncy castle would need risk planning and will not be permitted.

The council takes no responsibility for the approval of arrangements under this general ‘event’ permission.

The council does not:

  • provide support for third party organised events
  • offer event planning and management guidance
  • provide related health and safety advice
  • permit events where any formal event management is required

It is the event organiser’s responsibility to make sure that:

  • the park is left as it was found and in a clean and tidy condition
  • any waste and other rubbish generated by the event is removed from the site and correctly disposed of
  • vehicles don’t access beyond the designated park car parks/access routes
  • the location of any event must not be on any of the marked sports pitches

Organisers of activities or events are responsible for:

  • planning effective health and safety management
  • completion of suitable and sufficient risk assessments
  • compliance with all associated legislation.

Before you organise an event

Before you do anything else you should first read the guidance on events on the Health and Safety Executive’s website