Special Events and Fairs


Special Events and Fairs

Several of the district's parks and open spaces are available to rent for special events and fairs and many events already occur on an annual basis.

Band for our 23 July 11 event on the adiZone

pdf icon Special Events Charges 2019-20 [115kb]

In the first instance please complete and return the Initial Enquiry Form below and return to Neighbourhood Services in order to check the suitability of your event and availability of the preferred location. Once confirmed, you will then be sent a full application which must be completed and returned at least 28 days before your event takes place, so please ensure you return the completed initial enquiry form in good time to allow this. Please refer to the guidance notes and terms and conditions above for more information about special events.

Our definition of a Special Event is any activity on land owned, leased or managed by Rother District Council that one or more of the following that applies:

  • In excess of 20 people.
  • The event generates income from the general public (ticket sales etc.) i.e. a charge to attend
  • A temporary structure is going to be erected at the event (Inflatables, gazebo, fence, shelter, tent, chairs, tables, rest area etc...)
  • Vehicle access or parking on land is required (other than in designated car parks)
  • Where the sale of alcohol or food will be undertaken
  • Where food will be cooked and served (BBQs please see special conditions)
  • Entertainment, including marching bands, art, dancers etc...
  • Where areas of public space is requested for sole use
  • Where any charitable collecting of money will be undertaken

If your event is taking place after 6pm and before 8am regardless of whether any of the above applies, you must notify us.

Poppy half marathon Jubilee Walk Radiator Arts photo for adiZone celebratory event 23 July 11

For information on booking sports pitches in Rother, please visit our Sports Pitches page.

Find out more about events in Rother's green spaces on our  page.

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