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Events on Council owned land - charges for the period to March 31 2018

Charges for the use of Council owned land depend on the type of organisation, the aims and content of the event, estimated attendance and the location (see tables below).


Large Scale Event (Over 750 People)

Standard event charge

Bigger event enhanced rate

Concessionary charge

Price per day (regardless of event timings)

£600

Price on application

£200

Suitable locations – maximum attendance normally 2,000

  • Queen’s Park
  • Southfields Park


Medium Scale Event Charges (151 - 750 People)

Standard event charge

Bigger event enhanced rate

Concessionary charge

Price per day (regardless of event timings)

£400

£600

£133

Suitable locations – maximum attendance normally 750

  • Charnwood Water
  • Morley Quarry
  • Queen’s Park
  • Southfields Park
  • Stonebow Washlands
  • The Outwoods


Small Scale Event Charges (Up to 150 People)

Standard event charge

Bigger event enhanced rate

Concessionary charge

Price per day (regardless of event timings)

£120

Not applicable

£40

Suitable locations – maximum attendance normally 150

  • Booth Wood
  • Charnwood Water
  • Forest Road Green Belt
  • Garendon Green
  • Jubilee Park
  • Morley Quarry
  • Pignut Spinney
  • Queen’s Park
  • Radmoor Road
  • Shelthorpe Open Space
  • Sidings Park
  • Southfields Park
  • Stapleford Park
  • Stonebow Washlands
  • The Outwoods

Please note that this is not an exclusive list, these charges will also apply to other areas of Council owned land which are not listed here


Charging Categories

The standard event charge applies to:

  • Private events where an open space is hired for an event which is not open to the general public
  • Events of varying sizes being run on commercial or profit making basis - these might include fun fairs and rides, trade fairs, corporate events and other similar themed events


The bigger event enhanced rate
applies to:

  • A larger event that is planned with an estimated attendance over and above the usual capacity of a medium or large site


The concessionary charge
applies to:

  • Charities and formally constituted not for profit organisations, for example social enterprises or other such organisations with a constitution or articles of association which include appropriate non distribution of profit and dissolution clauses. This charge also applies to schools, pre-school groups and education departments.
  • The concessionary charge is set at 33 percent of the standard charge

Charging Arrangements for Events on Council Owned Land

We will issue you with an invoice for the charge prior to the event and normally expect to receive cleared payment before the event start date.

In addition to the hire charge, event organisers are also responsible for the costs of any reparation required. For large, complex events a reparation bond payment may apply.

Payment of the charge will not normally mean that you have exclusive access to our land which will usually remain open to the general public for the duration of your event. 

The charging arrangements outlined on this page cover land hire charges and reparation only. Any extra support or facilities needed will be subject to negotiation and are likely to incur an additional charge.

In exceptional cases we may agree to waive the charge for a specific event. This must be agreed in writing by Charnwood Borough Council.

If you have any queries on the charge which might apply to your proposed event please contact us at or on 01509 634 710.

Further information about how to apply to use council owned land can be found on our events page.

If your event may require a road closure you can find further information on out temporary road closures page.  

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