Filming in Park & Open Spaces

Filming in Park & Open Spaces

Broxtowe Borough Council maintains nearly 50 Parks and Recreation Grounds, as well as over 80 hectares of publicly accessible open space, including 15 local nature reserves which can be used for filming. The Council also maintains 5 cemeteries.

A full list of Parks, Open Spaces and Cemeteries can be found using the link within the related articles section.

If you would like to film at one of the Council's locations, please select the form from the online forms section of this page.

Filming requests will not be granted without proof of public liability insurance.

The Council can only grant permission to film on Council owned land. Any filming requests on public highways should be directed to Nottinghamshire County Council. Any filming requests on private land should be directed to the land owner.

Public Venue Restrictions

The Council's Parks, Open Spaces and Cemeteries are open 365 days per year, so please note that we cannot fence off or exclude public access from areas while crews are filming.

If permission is granted for filming, contact needs to be made with the Parks and Environment section to arrange access.

Ground Conditions

The Council reserves the right to refuse access if ground conditions are considered unsuitable. For large events a bond of £1000 will be required. This bond will be returned if no problems are encountered

Decency and Reputation

The Council cannot support anything likely to bring the authority or the venue into disrepute or cause offence to the general public e.g. criminal activity, racism, nudity, extreme political views etc. If you project tackles controversial subject matter, the Council needs to be aware of this and has the right to refuse to allow filming on such occasions at its facilities.

Protection of Children and Young People

Please note that the Council cannot allow any filming or photography which could be construed as exploiting children or young people (e.g. provocative poses/costumes). All photographic models must be over 18 or work with written consent of their parent/carer.

Individual images of park users, especially families with children, should be taken only if permission and a model release form has been obtained.

Fees and charges

If footage or photography is to be broadcast, printed or used for commercial purposes and has not been arranged by the Council's Corporate Communications Team as part of the Councils work, a charge of £200 per site per day or £100 per site per half day applies. We will invoice you in advance of the event at the address supplied.

Additional charges may apply to the use of pavilions for use of electricity, heating etc.

There is no charge for amateur, education, charity or not for profit uses.

Damage

By agreeing to the terms and conditions, you will be required to pay the costs of repairing any damage to the park caused during filming.


Filming Request Form

If you'd like to film, please complete the Request Form.

By completing the form you are agreeing to the terms and conditions set out above.

Once we have received your completed form, we will review your request and, if considered appropriate email back confirmation of your permission to proceed. We could not support anything likely to bring the authority or the venue into disrepute or cause offence to the general public e.g. criminal activity, racism, nudity, extreme political views etc.

Our parks, open spaces and cemeteries are open 365 days a year, so please note that we cannot fence off or exclude the public from the areas while crews are filming.


Contact

Parks and Environment
tel: 0115 917 7777
Corporate Communications
tel: 0115 917 3825