Lavant Parish Council

 Dawn Salter, Parish Clerk

c/o Lavant Memorial Hall, Pook Lane, East Lavant, Chichester
PO18 0AH

 Telephone:  O1243 784142|

Use of bouncy castles, other inflatable devices and marquees on Lavant village green

If you would like to use either a bouncy castle/ inflatable/marquee on Lavant village green please read, sign and return an application form, which can be downloaded here, along with the relevant insurance certificate (hereafter referred to), to the Lavant Parish Council clerk (details above).

Lavant Parish Council is happy to allow the use of bouncy castles /inflatables/marquees on the village green under certain conditions as follows:

The village green can never be used in exclusivity. This means that members of the public cannot be excluded from using the green at any time.

Lavant Parish Council has public liability insurance in respect of its responsibilities as owner of the land. However this does NOT cover any injury, loss or damage sustained arising from the use of a bouncy castle or other similar inflatable device, or marquee. Lavant Parish Council would recommend you chose one of the following two options:

1. Use the services of a bouncy castle/inflatable hire company/marquee hire company with their own public liability insurance who will not only supply the equipment but also operate and supervise at all times during its use.

2. If this is not possible, you should look to arrange a short period public liability insurance policy. It is possible that cover may be provided by your home contents’ policy (if you have one) but this must be checked with your insurer. Proof of cover will be required by Lavant Parish Council at least 10 days before the day of use on the village green. You will have to supervise any inflatables at all times.

If your existing home contents insurance policy does not provide cover, cover may be obtained from a company offering one day public liability insurance for inflatables Leisure Insure.

There may be other companies available as well. Lavant Parish Council is not promoting one company above another.

Once again, a valid public liability insurance certificate must be sent to Lavant Parish Council 10 days before the event takes place.

It is your responsibility to ensure that the insurer’s requirements are explicitly followed to ensure that full cover is provided.

If you place a bouncy castle or other inflatable device or marquee on the village green, you are required to indemnify Lavant Parish Council against all liabilities, costs, expenses, damages and losses, penalties and legal costs (calculated on a full indemnity basis) and all other reasonable professional costs and expenses suffered or incurred by us arising out of or in connection with any claim made against us by either you or any third party arising out of or in connection with the use of any bouncy castle or other inflatable device on the village green.

Lavant Parish Council reserves the right to decline any application to use an inflatable on the village green.

For further information please contact the Parish Clerk.

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