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May ball handbook

The organisation of a May ball or similar college event can be complex and time consuming, so we provide a handbook as a code of practice for event organisers.

The practical advice it offers will help you make your event a success, keeping it safe for those attending while preventing any unreasonable disturbance to local residents.

The handbook sets out what you need to do when to conform with your legal requirements. Some of these requirements will be conditions attached to your premises licence, including deadlines for submitting documentation about your event.

The advice and guidance applies to any similar college event.

As well as general advice, the handbook includes a series of appendices on specific areas including: