About us

The Silverstone Interagency Campsites Subgroup is a multiagency group who work in partnership with Silverstone Circuits Ltd. The partners in the group are: South Northamptonshire Council, Aylesbury Vale District Council, Thames Valley Police, Northamptonshire Police, Buckinghamshire Fire Service and Northamptonshire Fire Service.

South Northamptonshire Council

Jackie Fitzsimons, Public Protection and Environmental Health Manager

The Forum, Moat Lane, Towcester NN12  6AD

Aylesbury Vale District Council

Environmental Health & Licensing Services

The Gateway, Gatehouse Road, Aylesbury, HP19 8FF

Thames Valley Police

Trevor Cocks, Operational Planning

Thames Valley Police HQ, Kidlington, Oxford, OX5 2NX

Northamptonshire Police

Martin O’Connell PS 1031, Licensing Sergeant

First Floor, The Guildhall, St Giles Street, Northampton. NN1 1DE

Silverstone Circuits Ltd

www.silverstone.co.uk

0844 3728 200

 

Buckingham Fire and Rescue

Jeremy Williams, Station Commander

Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service, Bourton Road, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, MK18 1BE

Northants Fire and Rescue

Ian Grieve, Fire Protection Officer

 

Our group work with campsites to help ensure that accommodation for the public attending events at Silverstone circuit comply with safety, public health, licensing and other legal standards.

The Group meet regularly throughout the year to plan inspections, share intelligence and good practice, prioritise work and carry out checks during the events. We work with the campsite operators to update on new legislation and communicate with the campsite operators.

In 2013 South Northamptonshire Council received funding on behalf of the group from the Business Innovation and Skills Regulatory Innovation for Growth to set up a rating scheme which aims to:

  • Provide a unique and innovative reference point for campsite customers.
  • Encourage customers to drive standards, by making informed choices when selecting campsites and encouraging improvement through self regulation.
  • Elevate the profile of campsites, and recognise compliant campsites thus attracting customers, encouraging business growth and supporting the local economy.
  • Encourage businesses who have difficulty complying so that overall standards improve, either by regulator support or through customer choice.
  • Assure the public and regulators that campsites provide safe and healthy facilities.
  • Reduce regulatory costs and improve efficiency with partners sharing intelligence, working together and acting as eyes and ears for priority issues.