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Costs

Hosting an event can involve various costs, please check out our list of fees before applying, which relate to licensing, using parks, or closing a highway. Provide as much information on the initial enquiry form as you can so we can give you further guidance on additional fees.

If you are a not-for-profit community group organising an event for the community (see our community or commercial events guidelines) you may be allowed a reduction in fees or charges and may be eligible for the Royal Borough of Kingston Community Grants Programme.

Will you be closing a road or need to change the parking arrangements for your event?

Activity Cost Notice Required
Road closure - Special Event Traffic Management Order £842 4 months
Parking dispensation - single or double yellow line

£35 per car length per day (all areas)

Minimum 10 working days
Parking suspension - parking bays

£54 per bay per day (town centre)

£25 per bay per day (all other areas)

Minimum 10 working days

Will you be hiring a space within our town centre?

Activity Cost Notice Required
Ancient market place Please contact Kingston First or visit their website Please contact Kingston First or visit their website

Will you be selling alcohol/providing entertainment?

Activity Cost Notice Required
Licensing Act 2003 Temporary event notice (TEN) £21 10 working days
Licensing Act 2003 Premises License Variable 2 months

Will you be setting up a stall, offering a service or providing a chargeable activity?

Activity Cost Notice Required
Street trading single stall Depending on the location, please see the licensing fees page 10 working days
Street trading speciality market

Depending on the number of stalls, please see the licensing fees page

10 working days
Special Treatment License (Temporary) Please see the licensing fees page Dependent on event size - please see timelines for your event
Fun fairs, circuses and concerts per operating day

Based on amount of space used:

Less than ½ hectare - £423
½ to 2 hectares - £847
More than 2 hectares - £1540 

Dependent on event size - please see timelines for your event
Fun fairs, circuses and concerts per non-operating day

Based on amount of space used:

Less than ½ hectare - £94
½ to 2 hectares - £423
More than 2 hectares - £770

Dependent on event size - please see timelines for your event

Will there be animals at your event?

Activity Cost Notice Required
Animal Welfare Licensing The person contracted to provide the animals will be responsible for holding the required licenses. You will need to provide evidence of the contractors licence a minimum of 10 days before the first day of your event.

Will you be charging an entrance fee for your event (in a park)?

Activity Cost Notice Required
Event with entrance fee for the public

Hire time - full day:
Less than ½ hectare - £242
½ to 2 hectares - £484
More than 2 hectares - £880
 

Hire time - half day:
Less than ½ hectare - £121
½ to 2 hectares - £242
More than 2 hectares - £440

Dependent on event size - please see timelines for your event

Will you be hosting an event in a park WITHOUT charging an entrance fee (in a park)?

Activity Cost Notice Required
Event attracting any number of people WITHOUT  an entrance fee for the public

No hire fee

Dependent on event size - please see timelines for your event

Who will be clearing up after the event and disposing of the waste?

Activity Cost Notice Required
Event waste services

Variable (dependent on quantity, type, location, time of collection, access to site, etc)

Dependent on event size - please see timelines for your event

Once you have submitted your initial enquiry form, we can guide you through which permissions and licenses you will need for your event.