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​​​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fails to provide the requested information within the specified time the application will be deemed to have been withdrawn.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. 

Online Application

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 visit the Licensing Public Register page for more information.

Contact Details
Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council
Neighbourhoods and Customer Services
Licensing & Parking
Redcar & Cleveland House
Kirkleatham Street
Redcar
Yorkshire
TS10 1RT Tel: 01642 774774

Contact

Redcar & Cleveland House,
Kirkleatham Street, Redcar,
Yorkshire TS10 1RT

you could call our Customer Services Team on 01642 774774 between 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

contactus@redcar-cleveland.gov.uk

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