Greenspace Permits

These permits apply for people wishing to use space in our parks and open spaces to carry out their business, such as fitness training and exercise classes, with paying customers.

A key reason behind the need for such permits for those using the parks as part of their business is safety - to ensure that all hirers have their own public liability insurance, are completing the necessary risk assessments, and complying with the relevant Government guidelines.

Given current guidance on social distancing, permits also help in achieving a sensible limit on a safe number of organised classes in some of our smaller open spaces.


Pricing for 2021/22

We have recently carried out a comprehensive benchmarking exercise with neighbouring Surrey boroughs on outdoor personal training. As a result, we will be introducing an annual permit from April 1 2021. 

At the Executive meeting of 16 March 2021, it was agreed to temporarily suspend fees for permits required by personal trainers wishing to hold 1:1 training sessions and fitness classes in borough parks for any groups up to a maximum of 15 participants.  This temporary suspension of fees will be for a period of six month from 1 April 2021 until the end of September 2021.

Anyone wishing to run fitness sessions in borough parks will be required to have a permit - please complete the online form and submit the relevant paperwork including risk assessments and public liability insurance as usual, but no charge will be made during the period specified above.

Annual Permits

Personal Training and Bootcamp Annual Fees
121 - 1 - 7 Times Per Week £200
121 - 8 - 14 Times Per Week £400
121 - 15 - 25 Times Per Week (Capped at 25) £600
Up to 15 People - Once Per Week £400
Up to 15 People - 2 - 4 Times Per Week £600
Up to 15 People - 5 - 7 Times Per Week (Capped at 7) £800
16 - 35 People - Once Per Week £500
16 - 35 People - 2 - 4 Times Per Week £1000
16 - 35 People - 5 - 7 Times Per Week (Capped at 7) £2000
Prices are per annum and per site. Permits will be invoiced upfront for the year.

How to apply

To apply please complete the application for hire of public open spaces form.


More Information

Any queries regarding fitness training permits can be sent to Greenspace via or 01276 707100.