A consultation period of 2 months is required before any permission is granted to use the Council land for large events
Street Trading is defined as: The selling or offering for sale of any article in the street. This includes food for example burgers, kebabs, doughnuts chips and other things such as household items, flowers or Christmas Trees. Further information can be found at Licensing
The Bishop's barn is a fifteenth century listed stone building in the historic centre of the city. The barn and recreation ground are both available for community events and private bookings.
To make a booking please refer to the Hire the Bishop's Barn and Wells Recreation Ground information.
Market rights are required even if your event is not being held on Mendip District Council owned land. Mendip District Council has the market rights charter for the Mendip area.
Litter must be cleared by the event / production crew during and after the event / filming production around the site boundary. Consultation with the Local Authority contractor must be sought in regards to litter bins and street cleaning. There may be an additional charge due to excessive use applied by the contractor directly. Waste other than public litter emanating from the event / production must be removed from site by a certified trade waste company.
When organising an event please be aware that the toilets are only cleaned during the day up until 8pm April to September and until 6pm October to March. If your event will have an impact on the public conveniences there will be a service charge.
If you think a company has broken the law or acted unfairly, you might be able to report them to Trading Standards. Trading Standards Citizens Advice
If you wish to hold a bonfire/firework event on land owned by the Council, you will need to get permission to do so. Events of this nature will need to follow the usual event application procedure with particular attention to health and safety concerns. Before applying you will need to read the guidance below, related content on Fireworks and contact the local fire service to inform them that you would like to hold a firework display;
You will also need to provide the following information with the application;