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Kent Police does not have the authority to approve or ban public events and their powers to regulate traffic for such events are only emergency powers and therefore do not extend to pre-planned events. 

The police have no general duty to preserve public safety at public events, except where there are imminent or likely threats to life, the responsibility for safety and security lies with the event organiser.  Any attendance at an event by Police or PCSO’s will be as part of their normal daily duties.

Concern for public safety as well as those who may in any way be affected, is a responsibility of the event organiser. This includes avoiding damage to property, fear or alarm to the public, disruption to the local community and ensuring that human rights are not infringed.

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There should not be any initial presumption of police presence at an event.