London Borough of Croydon

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We will consider applications to advertise local events on roads or parks managed by Croydon Council, for example craft fairs, fetes, school events, community events or events that have links to or promote the borough of Croydon. The conditions and locations for advertising are set out below.

If you wish to advertise your event on privately owned land you must seek permission from the land owner.

If an application is declined, for example due to other organisations already using a location, we are happy to work with you to look at alternatives as we wish to support local events where possible.

There is no charge for applying. Each application is considered on its own merits, the granting of permission or refusal on any occasion does not affect other applications.

The council will not permit individual businesses to advertise their products / services on public land (funfairs/circuses have certain exemptions).

Any advertisements displayed without our permission, or in breach of the conditions stated in this document, may be removed without notice.


The following conditions must be adhered to – failure to ensure continued compliance with these conditions may result in permission being withdrawn without notice or future applications being declined:

  • Maximum size – 2m (width) x 1m (height).
  • All advertisements must be taken down within 7 days following the end of the event.
  • All advertisements must be securely attached using robust cable ties. It will be the responsibility of the organiser to ensure the advertisements remains securely tied for the duration they are displayed. Any that are observed to be loose or at risk of falling off (e.g. hanging by one cable tie) will be removed immediately.
  • Pedestrian Crossings – if a location is a crossing then the advertisements must be placed as far away from the crossing as possible.
  • Locations outside Croydon’s boundary require consent from the relevant borough’s Planning Department.
  • Locations not managed by Croydon Council require permission from the owner of the land.
  • Signs attached to highway railings must have no sharp edges or corners protruding.
  • They must not be attached to traffic lights or street lighting columns.
  • Signs must be placed so as to ensure maximum visibility for pedestrians/drivers, if deemed hazardous will be removed immediately.
  • If railings are removed at any time then the location ceases.
  • The list of locations and conditions may be revised at any time.

How to apply

By email:


By post (we recommend using recorded delivery):

Environmental Enforcement Team
Zone 6A, Bernard Weatherill House
8 Mint Walk

Applicants should provide at least 4 weeks’ notice of any event and provide the following:

  1. Organiser details
  2. Venue
  3. A list of locations (choose from the list below) that you wish to advertise at
  4. A description of the event
  5. A copy of the posters / banner artwork

NB - Any 3rd party sponsorship displayed on event advertisements must not take up anything more than a quarter of the advertisement

If an application has been approved the applicant will be given a reference number, which should then be written onto the back of each poster/banner displayed.



  1. Mitcham Road (Aurelia Road junction)  
  2. Mitcham Road (Fairmead Road junction)
  3. Mitcham Road  (Dennett Road junction)
  4. A232 flyover roundabout adj. fire station
  5. Coombe Road jn Lower Coombe Street/St Peters Rd/Park Lane
  6. Wellesley Road jn Station Road
  7. Franklin Way jn with Ampere Way
  8. Hesterman Way (railings in central island / roundabout with Daniel Way)
  9. Denning Avenue (Goodwin Rd/Hillside Road junction)
  10. Brigstock Road (London Road junction)
  11. London Road jn Mayday Road
  12. St James’s Road o/s 166 (former Oakfield Tavern public house)
  13. Hogarth Crescent jn Whitehorse Road
  14. Selhurst Road jn Selhurst New Road (by the Co-op)
  15. Selhurst Road jn Selhurst Railway Station
  16. Selhurst Road jn Tennison Road / Park Road
  17. Lower Addiscombe Road jn Cherry Orchard Road
  18. Morland Road jn Lower Addiscombe Road
  19. Blackhorse Lane jn Morland Road
  20. Spring Lane jn Lower Addiscombe Road
  21. Shirley Road jn Primrose Lane
  22. Long Lane opp Stroud Green Way
  23. Long Lane jn The Glade
  24. Portland Road jn Sandown Road (by the swimming baths)
  25. Portland Road jn Albert Road
  26. Portland Road jn Manor Rd
  27. Whitehorse Lane railings at Selhurst Park football ground / Sainsbury’s
  28. Whitehorse Lane jn with South Norwood Hill
  29. Whitehorse Lane jn Whitehorse Rd/High St. Thornton Heath
  30. South Norwood Hill jn Beulah Hill & Church Road
  31. Westow Hill jn with Church Road (A212) central railings (borough boundary)
  32. Church Road (A212) jn with Westow St
  33. Beulah Hill jn Crown Point 
  34. Limpsfield Road jn Waitrose (central reservation railings)
  35. Brighton Road jn Nottingham Road
  36. Brighton Road jn Bynes Rd/Sanderstead Rd
  37. Brighton Road jn Churchill Rd
  38. Coulsdon Road jn  Canons Hill/Placehouse Lane 

New Addington / Fieldway area positions

  1. Central Parade roundabout (Salcot Crescent junction)
  2. Central Parade roundabout (Arnhem Drive junction)
  3. Queen Elizabeth’s Drive children’s play area (near Arnhem Drive)  
  4. Gascoigne Road jn King Henry’s Drive 1 (short railings)
  5. Children’s play area railings at Castle Hill Avenue / Walton Green
  6. Fieldway jn Lodge Lane
  7. Fieldway jn Wayside Shops
  8. Fieldway Timebridge Community Centre fence / Rowdown Fields
  9. Lodge Lane jn Headley Drive (central reservation)
  10. Headley Drive shops (where Man in the Moon pub is located)  
  11. Parkway railings adj. King Henry’s Drive Tramstop

Addington Village / Heathfield area

  1. Kent Gateway central reservation (near Bus Interchange)
  2. Featherbed Lane (Selsdon Park Road junction)
  3. Selsdon Park Road (Monks Hill junction)
  4. Addington Road (Farley Rd/Old Farleigh Road junction)
  5. Gravel Hill (junction with Coombe Lane)


  • Addington Park
  • Ashburton Park
  • Coulsdon Memorial Ground
  • Duppas Hill Recreation Ground
  • Grangewood Park
  • Park Hill Recreation Ground
  • Sanderstead Recreation Ground
  • South Croydon Recreation Ground