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In line with government advice our reception at Bridgwater House remains closed. You can contact us by calling 0300 303 7800 or by emailing

Booking events and permits

If you wish to hold an event or activity in a park or open space, you need to apply for permission to do so.

Land belonging to Sedgemoor District Council can be hired depending on our approval, and the provision or purchase of £5 million public liability insurance, and the submission of relevant risk assessments and/or Event Safety Management Plans'

Prominent sites include Apex Park, Manor Gardens and Marine Cove in Burnham On Sea and Blake Gardens, Eastover Park (Cranleigh Gardens), Victoria Park and St Matthews Field in Bridgwater. 

  • Booking fee per park event £30.00

There will be no charge made when a public open space is hired for activities such as wedding photos, carol singing, children's activities etc, provided the conditions of hire are met. 

Football will be given priority in parks where there are pitches, during the football season.

Scale of Event

Expected Attendee Size

Timescale for Submission

Low Impact Event

Less than 500 attendees

Minimum 4 weeks before event

Medium Impact Event

500 - 2500 attendees

Minimum 8 weeks before event

High Impact Event

More than 2500 attendees

Minimum 12 weeks before event

The Council reserve the right to refuse the booking of an event if submission of a booking form or subsequent event safety documentation is not within the timescales stated above.

Personal Trainers

Personal Trainers can hire Council land for sessions, providing they have public liability insurance and submit relevant risk assessments

Icon for pdf Personal Trainers Booking Form [149.57KB]

Icon for pdf Hire Agreement for Personal Trainers [171.15KB]


Book a football pitch

Sedgemoor District Council is responsible for the maintenance of the playing fields used for football.

How to book use of Council land

To arrange hire of Council land, please contact Clean Surroundings on 01278 435303.

pdf Booking Form [144.76KB] pdf Event Policy v2 [207.23KB] pdf Balloon and Lanterns policy [423.95KB]