A permit is required to hold an event on a public street, including charity, NHS, Armed Forces, Emergency Services, and commercial events.
This is to ensure that events do not cause disruption to vehicle or pedestrian traffic and are sited in a safe position.
Once a permit is obtained it must be displayed on-site. Failure to do so could result in you being asked to move from the site.
- application fee - £25.00
- permit fee - £206.00
There is no charge for charity events, including those run by the NHS, Police and Army.
- proof of Public Liability Insurance for a minimum of £5,000,000
- risk assessment
- completed indemnity form
Rules and regulations
If you wish to hold an event on a public street you will need to adhere to certain rules:
- stands must be no taller than 6ft
- tables should be a maximum of 1 metre in height and 2 metres in length. The overall suitability of a stand or table will be made by the officer dealing with your request
- vehicles such as minibuses, ambulances, caravans and small vans are permitted at events. We may also allow up to the size of a small coach, depending on the requested location
- gazebos are permitted when used on a hard surface, such as a road or pavement, if it can be kept in place without damaging the surface it is placed on
Failure to follow the rules and regulations may result in enforcement action. This could be the application of a retrospective fee or you may be asked to move from the site immediately.
Processing and timescales
We will investigate the suitability of the requested location and aim to respond to applicants within 28 days.