This information provides guidelines and procedures for event organisers to follow when planning an event in Torbay to ensure that the event is held in accordance with the terms and conditions and in a safe and approved manner. Any public event poses particular risks and requires a high degree of planning and safety control.

The information provides basic advice for all events. All events should be planned well in advance so that more complex issues can be resolved at an early stage. All events must have public liability insurance cover and risk assessments (including a fire risk assessment). All events will have to adhere to the terms and conditions of the application form. All events will have to adhere to the indemnity agreement of the application form.

A Guide for Organisers
Guidance for event organisers and organisations proposing to hold an event within Torbay
Public Space Events Policy
Provides clear and transparent principles and processes for events organisers in Torbay to follow.


The main sites which are licensed for entertainment and events in Torbay are:


  • Furzeham Green
  • St Mary's Park


  • Paignton Greens
  • Victoria Street


  • Babbacombe Downs
  • Lower Union Street
  • Princess Gardens including Cary Parade & Green
  • Torre Abbey Meadows

Some of our parks and harbour estates are also available for events subject to the size and nature of the event.

If you wish to hold an event on any of these spaces or want to check the availability of these spaces please complete an initial application.

  Initial application to hold an event on Council land

Once received one of the events team will contact you for further information prior to consent being given.