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How to hire an open space in Christchurch

We welcome large and small events that add vibrancy, community cohesion and opportunities for new experiences.

Whether you are a small initiative, a community group, registered charity or a commercial company, Christchurch and East Dorset Councils would like to hear from you.  There are a number of Council owned open spaces that could be suitable for your event such as Christchurch Quay and Stanpit Recreation Ground.

How to apply

To make an application please complete the Events application and guidelines and send it together with your Event Management Plan to Community and Recreation Team

Please also refer to the Event Charges 2018 to 2019

Useful links

Health and Safety Executive - 5 steps to risk assessment

Festival and event crime prevention advice

CBC Street Collection Application Form


If you require further information or to discuss your proposed event please get in touch with Christchurch and East Dorset Safety Advisory Group or the Community and Recreation Team.

Community and Recreation Team

Name: Community and Recreation Team
Full contact details for Community and Recreation Team

Christchurch and East Dorset Safety Advisory Group

Name: Steve Ricketts, Community Protection Team Leader
Tel: 01202 795407
Full contact details for Christchurch and East Dorset Safety Advisory Group

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