Get permission from landowner

Find out who owns or manages the space; Local Authorities usually require a "Permission to use" form to be submitted and approved.

Involve the wider community

Are you insured?

The landowner's insurance may suffice; membership of TCV's Community Network comes with an offer of discounted insurance for conservation groups. Membership of TCV (The Conservation Volunteers) is free in 2020, and includes a dedicated support website, competitively-priced insurance, discounts from TCV’s suppliers of tools, trees, seeds and equipment & funding information, access to grants and much, much more!

Assess the risks

The RHS Running a community event webpage offers useful simple advice for running a community garden event, including an example risk assessment and promotion.

You could work in partnership with an existing local community organisation, which has experience, procedures and insurance in place.

Contact your local Third Sector Interface for advice

Have a Field Day

Fields in Trust encourage communities to organise Have a Field Day events across the country on the first saturday in July to celebrate parks and greenspaces and community. Next one - 3 July 2021

Or organise The Big Lunch (once COVID-19 allows) with Eden Project Communities resources & ideas.