Register and pay for your event
Before you hold a public event, you must complete download and complete an event application form (Word, 242 KB)
You also need to conduct a risk assessment.
Download the risk assessment guidance (PDF, 385KB)
Download a generic risk assessment example (Word, 355KB).
Then send us:
- a completed application form
- a completed risk assessment
- a copy of the public liability insurance
- an event management plan
You must pay an application fee:
- charity and community events cost £42 including VAT
- commercial events cost £150 including VAT
These fees are non-refundable.
Pay online through the PAY for IT portal.
Select 'Events' from the 'Product Search' drop down at the top of the page.
Then select either 'Commercial public event application fee' or 'Community or Charity public event application fee'.
You will be asked to register on the system just before payment is made.
If you are planning a public gathering, either in a Croydon park or on a Croydon street, you must consider public safety. Jump to our calendar of public events.
Public gatherings include:
Commercial events are those that are intended to make a profit, including product launches, corporate events, other marketing and promotional activities. This also includes circuses, fairgrounds, and ticketed festivals.
These are events organised by local not-for-profit, community or voluntary groups that directly benefit the residents of Croydon and do not provide significant advertising or other commercial benefit to a profit-making business or organisation.
Events organised by registered charities and are predominantly fund-raising or awareness-raising events for the benefit of the charity. A registered charity number should be provided.
These are sporting or physical activity events organised with or without a charge to those attending the activity. Generally where groups are offering training or organisation without a charge there will not be a booking fee but an application fee may still apply.
Organising safe events guide
For more on stewarding, public liability insurance, site preparation and more, download our guide to organising safe and successful events in Croydon (PDF, 259KB).
General Data Protection Regulations and sharing information
We will store the information you provide in our internal database. However, to help ensure that your event runs smoothly we will share this with appropriate internal Council departments, including:
We may also share your information with external agencies, including the:
- London Fire Brigade
- London Ambulance Service
We will keep a record of who this has been shared with. Please let us know if you do not want your information to be shared.
Other fees may apply.
- Alcohol, late night and entertainment licensing
- Traffic management orders
- Park hire
- Advertising local events in Croydon
Public Events COVID-19 government guidance
- Croydon council events policy (PDF, 773 KB)
- Fire safety for markets (PDF, 136 KB)
- Outdoor catering (PDF, 244 KB)
- Suspicious packages - The HOT principle (PDF, 101 KB)
Croydon Events Team
Events Team, 6th Floor, Zone A, Bernard Weatherill House, 8 Mint Walk, Croydon CR0 1EA , United Kingdom