No pyrotechnics at festivals
Don’t panic, organisers of events and professional firework people still allowed. This is a revision to Section 134 in the Police and Crime Act 2017 now referring to the possession of pyrotechnic articles at musical events.
AFO is delighted that this has been extended from sports to the events industry. The revision is now in place.
However, what about lantern parades? Perhaps the insurance industry can give some thought to this and consider what now!
Steve Heap, General Secretary of AFO
For more infomation see the article below in Stand Out Magazine
A revision of the Policing and Crime Act 2017 now makes it illegal for individuals to carry pyrotechnic articles at music events, namely, festivals.
“Section 134 – Possession of pyrotechnic articles at musical events”, which was amended this week, states: “(1) It is an offence for a person to have a pyrotechnic article in his or her possession at any time when the person is (a) at a place where a qualifying musical event is being held, or (b) at any other place that is being used by a person responsible for the organisation of a qualifying musical event for the purpose of (i) regulating entry to, or departure from, the event or (ii) providing sleeping or other facilities for those attending the event.”
The act also states that this doesn’t apply to the event organisers. The new legislation follows complaints from festival attendees and organisers that disruptive behaviour revolving pyrotechnics was a problem at festivals.
AFO: 14th Apr 2017 13:57:00
Gdpr (general Data Protection Regulations)
Members will have read lots about GDPR over the last few months. It is shortly to become law and you need to make sure you are up to speed. By far the best advice we can offer you is to look at the website www.ico.org.uk look at their section on GDPR 'Twelve Steps to Take Now'. This is taking the words straight from the horse's mouth and there is also a questions and answers section if you get into difficulties. It is not an onerous task, for most of our members it will hardly affect us, but there are some points there that need to be noted.
24th May 2018
Everyone and their dog is talking about the new GDPR regulations coming in May this year. But very few people are offering you a concrete solution.
24th May 2018
Head For The Hills Festival Wins Id&c’s Bursary!
ID&C, the UK’s leading provider of security wristbands for festivals and live events, has announced Ramsbottom’s Head for the Hills Festival as the winner of its Grass Roots Festival Bursary and recipient of the £2500 grant.
21st May 2018
A Tax Reminder
Market stalls and caterers attract VAT!
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