East Lothian Council

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How to get permission    

Any person wishing to hold a public event in East Lothian is required to notify the Council of their intent with our Notification Form and Risk Assessment Form.

The Notification and Risk Assessment (if required) should be received at least 28 days before the event is to take place. The Council works closely with Lothian and Borders Police to ensure that these events are organised in a safe manner and cause minimal disruption and inconvenience. 

Find out about the Public Parades, Marches and Events Notifications that have been applied for in your area.  Details are available for all applications for public events applied for after 1 April 2009.

Most Public Parades, Marches and Events held in East Lothian are established annual family-orientated events, which usually pass without incident.  However, if you wish to comment on a public event which is planned in your area, you may do so by writing or emailing us, details shown below, at least 2 weeks before the public event is due to take place.

The Council has produced a Policy and Code of Conduct for public processions, marches and events.


Email: streetparades@eastlothian.gov.uk

Telephone: 01620 827713/827663

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