Licences and types of permission
There are common activities that require licences or special permissions when planning an event.
The table below includes the most common areas that you will need to consider:
Activities and permissions Activity Licence /Permission Notice Period Sale of alcohol/provision of regulated entertainment (up to 499 persons) Temporary Event Notice 10 working days Sale of alcohol/provision of regulated entertainment (over 499 persons) Premises Licence Sale of Goods on the Highway Street Trading Licence(s) 28 days Closing a road or a section of road to vehicular traffic Temporary Traffic Order Minimum of 6 weeks Parking Suspensions East Sussex County Council Fireworks and special effects Permission Balloon release Is Not Permitted 28 days Filming on the Public Highway Temporary traffic order 10 working days Filming/Photography Permissions 1066 Filming/Photography Permit 14 working days Drone Filming Is not Permitted unless in exceptional circumstances. Charity Collections Street Collection Licence 28 days
* Hastings Borough Council holds several Premises Licences. Where your event requires the use of one of these licences you are advised to contact 'firstname.lastname@example.org' as soon as possible to discuss further.
** If your event would require an application for a new Premises Licence you will need to apply to the Licensing Team allowing a minimum of 3 months planning time. Please see our Licensing section.