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Hire of land for events

If you would like to hire any of our open spaces for events, please view our events policy document:
Event Policy (Word doc) [28KB]

The following parks and designated areas can be hired from us for your event:

  • Priory Park
  • Oaklands Park
  • Bishops Palace Gardens
  • Lifeboat Green, Selsey
  • East Beach, Selsey
  • Whyke Amphitheatre
  • Florence Road
  • Sherborne Road Park
  • Whyke Oval
  • New Park Road Park
  • Jubilee Gardens
  • Foreshore (filming only)

If you wish to hold an event at any of the above locations please read the event guidance notes.

Event Guidance notes (Word doc) [356KB]

If you would like to make an initial enquiry to ensure the land is suitable for the type of event you wish to hold, please complete the enquiry form.   

Make an enquiry about hiring council land for an event

If you would like to enquire about use of a car park for an event, please visit hire of car parks (opens new window)

We will respond to your enquiry within ten days, and providing the date and venue are suitable and available for your event we will ask for an Event Application Form to be completed.

Event Application Form 2024-25 (Word doc) [190KB]

If you wish to provide licensable activities as part of the event then it is likely that you will require a Temporary Event Notice (TEN) or a Premises Licence under the Licensing Act 2003. For further information please refer to  Temporary Event Notice .

Damage deposit fee

All events are charged a Damage Deposit fee. This is returned in full providing no damage occurs to the land (or any of its fixings) during the event. Should the damage be extensive and exceed the damage deposit paid, an invoice will be sent to the organiser for the balance of the repair. Site inspections can take place before and after an event to assess the event area.

The level of risk is dependent on the size of the event and how many vehicles, machinery or temporary constructions will be on site for the event. The greater the size/weight and amount of vehicles increase the risk of damage.

Hire Charges

Commercial and non-charity events will be charged a Hire of Land fee. There is no daily hire charge for fundraising events organised by registered charities. Organisers must provide their charity number to be eligible for this exemption.

The hire of land charges relate to how large an event area is to be used. This should be indicated on a site plan when organisers apply to hire land.

Hire of Land Charges & Damage Deposit Fee 2024-25 (Word doc) [211KB]

Should you require any assistance with the application pack or need any advice in running an event, please contact:


Sam Lee

Job Title:

Sport & Leisure Officer


The Events Team
Chichester District Council
East Pallant House
West Sussex
PO19 1TY
United Kingdom



01243 534798