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Events in public places

Due to the ongoing need to halt the spread of the coronavirus and the restrictions preventing large social gatherings, we will not be allowing public events to take place on Council-owned land at the present time.

Event organisers can also register for a free copy of the Event Industry Forum's guidance on keeping workers and audiences at outdoor events safe.

Where can I hold an event?

You can apply to use any of our sites.

The following sites are already licensed for public events

  • Pavilion Gardens, Buxton
  • Slopes and Crescent, Buxton
  • Fairfield Common, Buxton
  • Manor Park, Glossop
  • Norfolk Square, Glossop 
  • Bankswood Park, Hadfield
  • Memorial Park, Whaley Bridge

You may need to apply for a temporary event notice for other sites or if you want to sell alcohol at the above locations.

How much does it cost?

See our current fees and charges

We currently don't charge for community or charity based events but there may still be an admin fee depending on the size of the event and or level of commerciality.

How do I apply?

You need to read and sign the  terms and conditions [159KB] , complete an event application form [214KB]  and return them together with an  event risk assessment [25KB]  and proof of your public liability insurance.

All the forms are available to download and you can return them by email.

Bookings are accepted on a first come first serve basis, subject to availability and the suitability of the event.