Hold an event on council land

Land belonging to Taunton Deane Borough Council can be hired depending on our approval and the organiser signing a permit.

The events or promotions that require our permission could include:

How do I use it?

You can now book your event via our online Events Portal. Event bookings must be received at least 28 days before the date of your event.

If you wish to use our promotional spaces in the town centre download a copy of our Application to use a promotional space in the town centre. Before you apply for a permit, please contact us on 01823 340475 to check availability of the spaces. After this please download, complete and return the application form, along with the fee, at least two weeks before the date of your event.

You must also submit proof of Public Liability Insurance, for a minimum of £5m with your application. If you want to use a vehicle as part of your display, you will need to provide details of it on the application form.

How much does it cost?


The costs associated with promotional work in the town centre is £331.20 including VAT per day. Discounted rates are available for Charities. 


The charge varies from site to site and in addition to the daily hire charge a separate fixed price of £60 including VAT will apply to cover the administrative tasks involved in checking the applications and raising the permit to use the land.

The cost covers the exclusive use of the space, general administrative charges to process your booking and officer time and the use of electricity and water.

Additional charges will apply if you require street traders or other licences.

Destination sites 

Site Daily Hire Fee (£)
Vivary Park 1050
Wellington Park            696
Wilton Lands                270

Neighbourhood sites 

Site Daily Hire Fee (£)
Castle Green 192
Dobree Park 192
French Weir Park 192
Goodland Gardens 192
Hamilton Park 192
Somerset Square 192
Taunton Green 192
Victoria Park                                 192
Wellington Playing Field 192

Local sites 

Site Daily Hire Fee (£)
Cotford St Luke Recreation Ground 102
Galmington Playing Field 102
Gordon Hawkins Playing Field 102
Greenway Recreation Ground 102
Higher Holway 102
Hudson Way 102
Lyngford Park 102
Moorfields 102
Priorswood Playing Field 102
Roughmoor 102
Weirfield Green 102
Wellington Recreation Ground 102

Hold an event on council land

Events Portal