Use of Town Squares

Use of Town Squares

The town centre squares are currently available to book for various different uses including markets, community events, charitable collections and commercial activity.

Application Process

All applicants should first contact the Council to discuss the type of booking and be advised accordingly of next steps. Completed application forms should then be returned to the Economic Regeneration Team. 

The most up to date 'Use of Town Squares' application forms, including indemnity and the conditions of use are available on request. Please do not attempt to submit applications using previous versions of these documents. It is advised not to retain application forms on file to avoid this.

We do not take provisional bookings for the use of any of our town squares.



From Saturday 1st April 2017, the Council will charge market operators for permits allowing them use of the town squares. The charge for a permit allowing a single market day will be £10+vat per day, however this charge will be reviewed and is subject to change at any time.

Other Commercial Use

The Council will charge for permits allowing the use of the town squares for commercial activity, such as promotional stall holders, catering vans/trailers (excluding markets).

As of Monday 4th February 2019, the price for a permit to allow the use of our town squares is on application.

Commercial rates will be reviewed and are subject to change at any time.

Payment for Permits

Advanced payment is advisable to ensure preferred dates are available to applicants. We are currently able to accept payment for permits covering market days/commercial use, up to and including Sunday 31st March 2019. Applications will be approved at the Council' s discretion, with all permits to be paid for in full, at least 28 days in advance and are non-refundable.

Electricity Supply

Further to the use of the square permits, an electricity supply is also available at a charge of £20+VAT per day (£10+VAT for registered charities and schools).

Beeston Square Note: Applicants for space in The Square, Beeston should also be aware that there are currently two permanent plot holders that require partial use of the area and necessary access.

Christmas Trees in Squares: There will be a large Christmas tree in position at squares in Beeston, Kimberley and Stapleford from mid-November to early January annually, which may limit the room available for bookings.

All costs and eligibility of square use for applicants is subject to change at any time. Tacit consent for squares usage does not apply - i.e. if you have not heard from us following your application, this does not mean permission has been granted. If you are still waiting for a permit 28 days after confirmation we have received an application, please contact us.

Town Centres
tel: 0115 917 3043