Safety Certificate for Sports Grounds

Licence Summary
If you operate a sports ground in England, Scotland or Wales that holds more than 10,000 spectators, you may be required to hold a safety certificate. If the Sports Ground is within Redcar and Cleveland you will need to apply to Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council.

A safety certificate may be either:
  • A general safety certificate issued for the use of a sports ground for a specified activity, or activities, during an indefinite period
  • A special safety certificate for the use of a sports ground for a specified activity or activities on a specified occasion or occasions
You must comply with any terms or conditions attached to a certificate.

Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible for a safety certificate, you must be likely to be in a position to prevent contravention of the terms and conditions of a certificate.

Application Evaluation Process
Applicants must provide requested information and plans to Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council within the time specified. If the applicant fails to provide the requested information within the specified time the application will be deemed to have been withdrawn.

Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council will consider if the applicant is in a position to prevent any breach of the terms and conditions of a certificate.

Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council must send a copy of an application for a safety certificate to the Chief Police officer of Cleveland Police and the Fire and Rescue authority.

If an application is made to transfer a certificate Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council must determine if the person to whom the certificate is to be transferred, if they made an application, would qualify for the issue of a certificate. The applicant may be the current holder of the certificate or the person to whom the certificate is to be transferred.

Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council must send a copy of a transfer application to the Chief Police officer of Cleveland Police and the Fire and Rescue Authority.

Fees
There are no fees attached to an application.

Will Tacit Consent Apply?
No. It is in the public interest that the authority must process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from the us within 56 days, please contact us on the details below.

How to Apply
We aim to acknowledge your application within three working days. If you have applied online we will acknowledge your application via email.

You have the option of applying online or by downloading an application form.

Online Application
Apply for a sport ground safety certificate
Tell us about a change to your existing circumstances

Download an Application Form
If you would prefer to download an application form, please download the document below and return to us using the contact details at the bottom of the page.

 icon Application Form (appsportgroundsafety.pdf - 231.38k)
Last modified: 19/01/2011 16:08:11


Failed Application Redress
Please contact us in the first instance using the contact details below.

Any applicant who is refused a safety certificate because they are not considered to be an eligible person can appeal to the Magistrates' Court.

An applicant who is refused a special safety certificate may also appeal to the Magistrates' Court against a refusal of his application based on grounds other than a decision that they are not an eligible person.

Licence Holder Redress
Please contact us in the first instance using the contact details below.

Any licence holder who wishes to appeal against a condition attached to, or the omission of anything from, their safety certificate, or against the refusal to amend or replace a safety certificate, may appeal to the Magistrates' Court. They may also appeal to the County Court against an order of the Magistrates' Court.

Consumer Complaint
We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Consumer Direct will give you advice.

From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.

Registers
Licensing registers are available to view, by prior arrangement, at the Council Offices. Please click here for further details.

Contact Details

Address:
Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council
Regeneration Services
Regulatory Services
Licensing Team
Belmont House
Rectory Lane
Guisborough
TS14 7FD

Tel: (01287) 612375 / 612432

Email:licensing_admin@redcar-cleveland.gov.uk

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