Hire space in High Town and Commercial Street, Hereford
High Town/Commercial Street is the pedestrianised thoroughfare in the heart of Hereford. It's a prime promotional site that can be booked for marketing, arts and community use. If you would like to hire a space in High Town/Commercial Street, you should aim to apply well in advance as the site can be extensively booked. We recommend you view the site before booking, to ensure that it is appropriate for your event.
You cannot sell direct to the public when hiring the space. It is for promotions, displays and advertising only so you are not allowed to carry out direct selling. Direct selling requires a street trading consent. You can, however, carry out indirect selling. This is where you display or promote your items and take orders for them to be delivered or dispatched at a later date. However, no payments should change hands on site.
All hirers must produce (in advance) evidence of public liability insurance cover to the value of £5 million. Charitable and not for profit organisations can also use High Town's lamp columns to display banners advertising specific events, subject to our approval.
How to apply
To hire out space in High Town/Commercial Street, Hereford, please see the table of charges below, read the information pack and complete the application form and risk assessment form. See also the risk assessment guidance (all PDF documents).
Commercial organisations pay the full rates, registered charities and not-for-profit organisations pay a nominal discounted fee. There is a sliding scale of charges which is dependent upon how much space will be taken up by the hirer. If you require access to the various electrical sockets in High Town this will incur a cost irrespective of what category you fall into.
Hire of space per day for non-profit-making organisations and registered charities
|Service||Area in square metres||Non-profit making organisation charge||Registered charity charge|
|Hire of space in High Town/Commercial Street, Hereford (organisation using their own facilities). VAT is exempt||1-10||£30||£15|
|Electric: VAT is exempt||£15 per day per pillar used||£15 per day per pillar used|
Hire of space per day for commercial organisations
|Area in square metres||Commercial hire charge|
|£15 per day electric hire per pillar used|