Community Matters to host free online discussion about the UK government’s consultation on Martyns Law, which may impact on any public building with a capacity of 100 or more (the online discussion is scheduled for Tuesday 20th February 2024 from 10:00am – 11:00am)

Leeds-based charity (no. 1177705), Community Matters offers guidance, support and advice to not-for- profit organisations across the UK, including community groups, voluntary organisations, childcare providers, charities, and social enterprises.

Its aim is to provide a sustainable and effective hub of learning, support, and knowledge enabling local communities and voluntary organisations to grow and achieve through the provision of high-quality advice, information, learning and training opportunities accessible to all.

Community Matters is hosting an online workshop to discuss the consultation on Martyns Law on Tuesday 20th February 2024 from 10:00am – 11:00am).

The consultation on Martyns Law is targeted at organisations, businesses, local and public authorities, and individuals who own or operate publicly accessible premises or events that the Terrorism (Protection of Premises) Bill will potentially affect. Martyns Law has the ability to impact on any building with a public capacity of100 people or more – i.e. most community buildings.

The bill will impose requirements in relation to certain premises and events to increase their preparedness for, and protection from, a terrorist attack by requiring them to take proportionate steps, depending on the size and nature of the activities that take place at the premises.

The proposed requirements would apply to those responsible for qualifying public premises and qualifying public events. They might be individuals but, in most cases, would be a business or other organisation.

Community Matters is inviting any UK not-for-profit that may be affected by Martyns law to attend the free online discussion, which will be held on Zoom.

To book a place please go here.