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About campsite ratings

The campsite rating scheme has been developed by the Silverstone Inter-Agency Campsite Subgroup

We are a multi-agency group who work in partnership with Silverstone Circuits Ltd.

The partners in the group are:

  • West Northamptonshire Council
  • Buckinghamshire Council
  • Thames Valley Police
  • Northamptonshire Police
  • Buckinghamshire Fire Service
  • Northamptonshire Fire Service
  • Silverstone Circuits Ltd

We work together 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, now West 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.

This scheme 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

You can contact us at:

West Northamptonshire Council
Health and Environmental Protection
The Forum
Moat Lane
NN12 6AD

Tel: 0300 126 7000

Email: [email protected]

Buckinghamshire Council

Environmental Health
The Gateway
Gatehouse Road
HP19 8FF
Tel: 01296 585605
email: [email protected]

Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police HQ
Tel: 01865 541638
email: [email protected]

Northamptonshire Police

First Floor
The Guildhall
St Giles Street
Tel: 03000 111222 Ext 345164
email: [email protected]

Silverstone Circuit  

NN12 8TN
Tel: 0844 3728 200
email: [email protected]

Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service

Bourton Road
MK18 1BE
Tel: 07776 491215
email: [email protected]

Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service

Wootton Hall Park
Tel: 01604 797000
email: [email protected]

Last updated 03 March 2023