Book Your Event

There are lots of outdoor parks and open spaces in Erewash that are available for hire for all sorts of outdoor events from small fetes and dog shows to charity events and big country shows. 
Whether you are planning a small event for 25 people or a major event for 1000s, we have a venue for you.

Areas you can hire

  • West Park Events Field, Long Eaton.
  • Victoria Park, Ilkeston.
  • Gallows Inn Playing Field, Ilkeston.
  • St Giles Park, Sandiacre.
  • Petersham Playing Fields, Long Eaton
  • Hayworth Park, Sandiacre.
  • Trent Meadows, Long Eaton.

Application Form

Our Events Officer will be happy to help you with guidance and advice along the way. In the first instance please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an application pack. In the the first instance please read the Guidance Notes.


Should you require or have any queries about licences for your event please contact the Licensing Section as soon as possible by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. A delay in contacting the Licensing Section may result in the activities not being permitted to take place and or prosecution for an offence(s) of carrying out unlicensed activities. Some activities may not be licensable depending on the precise nature and details of the event but it is always advisable to contact the licensing section for definite clarification. To briefly summarise:

• The supply of alcohol will always require a licence and the correct permissions.
• The provision of late night refreshment after 11pm will always require a licence.
• The provision of Regulated Entertainment may or may not require a licence dependent on the circumstances of the event.
• Collection of money in a public area will require a Street Collection permit.

Calling all Event stalls and Entertainers

We do not have any availability for traders to stand at Ilkeston Charter Fair and the West Park Bonfire. 

Long Eaton Christmas lights is for charity stalls only; please contact the Long Eaton Chamber of Trade. Ilkeston Christmas Lights is for both charity and commercial traders and you can contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request to stand. All stalls are to be self-sufficient in providing a stall and any power required; diesel generators are advised.

If you have a stall or great entertainment and would like to be on our mailing list for future events with Erewash Borough Council, then please email Helena Richardson on the above email.  Please include your name, contact details - email, telephone, address and type of entertainment/stall that you provide.

Organising a Picnic in the Park?

If you are planning a picnic on one of our parks within the borough we don't need notification as long as there are less than 50 people attending and it is not advertised to the public (Call us if it is more).  

A few rules do apply: There is no cooking on site including BBQ’s; no charity collections, advertising, distribution of printed materials; no playing of music, amplified sound, or any form of regulated entertainment; and no infrastructure including tents, marquees, inflatables.  Please make sure all litter is taken away. 

For more information, please contact the Events Officer Helena Richardson on 0115 907 2244.