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

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

'Use of Town Squares' application forms for both commercial and non-commercial uses, including conditions of use and indemnity forms are available on request.



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

From Saturday 1st April 2017, 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). The list below shows the usual rates for commercial use permits in all our town squares. If you require a booking for less than a week, please contact us for more information. Commercial rates will be reviewed and are subject to change at any time.

  • Beeston - from £400+vat per week
  • Stapleford - from £250+vat per week

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 Saturday 31st March 2018. 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: In addition, there will be a large Christmas tree in position at squares in Kimberley and Stapleford from mid-November to early January annually, which may limit the room available for bookings.

All costs and eligibility of 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