Guide for event planning

Permissions and guidance for events

Special permissions for filming, advertising and safety guidance for fireworks and laser shows

Filming or advertising may require you to get special permission before the event.   Plus if you are planning a fireworks display or laser light show there's some important safety guidance you should follow.


If you would like to film in the district you will need to apply for permission from the Kent Film Office.


If you want to put up advertisements to publicise your event, you may need special permission as there are specific rules related to the size and location of the advert. Please have a look at our How to advertise your event guide (PDF, 165KB)

For full information, follow the detailed guidance on GOV.UK.


Staying safe with fireworks

 The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) have produced safety tips on using fireworks responsibly and considerately and protecting people and animals from harm.

Please comply with the latest COVID-19 restrictions our area.

Read the latest government fireworks safety campaign

GOV.UK: Fireworks: The law


Follow the Health and Safety Executive guidance if your event includes a laser show.