Parks and Open Spaces


Hiring A Park or Open Space For Your Event | 2017/ 2018

We have a number of parks and open spaces that are able to host a range of events. For more information about your local parks and onsite facilities, please visit the open spaces page. You can also book sports pitches within our parks.

Stratton St Margaret Festival 2016 - Image by Raymond Charles Morison Photography

If you wish to hire a park or open space for your event, you will first need to complete an application form (available upon request by clicking the green button below).

Once your application has been received, your requirements will be assessed and a decision will be made as to whether your proposal is suitable for the site you’ve selected. If your event is approved, you may then be required to provide certain documentation relating to your event’s activities such as: “Health and safety at your event” and “Licensing your event”.

Standard rates of hire by site per day (unless otherwise specified). The fee is payable 6 weeks before the date of the event.  If the event is cancelled for any reason, as per the terms and conditions, 75% of the fee will be refunded.

Recreation Grounds £91.79
Open Space £45.96
Park of any park £131.37
Set up/down days  £143.47

(2 day event, including set up/down day)

Fete £677.10
Community events rate of hire per day £131.37
Commercial event rate of hire per day Dependent on event
Refundable bond for grounds hire. £1,000 payable before the event

The bond will be returned after the event.  In the event of damage to the grounds of facilities hired the cost of the repair will be deducted from the fee and the balance returned. In the event that the damage exceeds the bond value the organiser will be invoiced the balance.


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