Apply for permission to hang a banner to publicise an event
You can hang a banner on pedestrian railings to publicise a local charity, non-profit or commercial event.
There are three sites where you can hang banners. These are:
- Newport Street and Marlborough Road junction - pedestrian railings in front of HSBC entrance. See the site on Google Street View
- Marlowe Avenue and Drakes Way junction - subway railings facing Drakes Way and adjacent to Marlowe Avenue. See the site on Google Street View
- Great Western Way - pedestrian railings in front of B&Q. See the site on Google Street View
You need to book these sites in advance and get our permission before you hang a banner. You can book a site for a maximum of three weeks and choose any or all of the three sites. We approve applications on a first come, first served basis.
You need to pay a fee to publicise a commercial event. The fee depends on the number of sites and the length of time you want to hang the banner. You do not need to pay any fee if you are publicising a charity or non-profit event.
Fee for commercial event
|Number of sites||One week||Two weeks||Three weeks|
What you need to know before you apply
- You cannot hang a banner more than 28 days before the event starts.
- We reserve the right to refuse an application based on banner content.
- The maximum size of a banner is 3m (width) by 1m (height).
- You are responsible to place a banner safely and securely. You must secure a banner using cable ties. We will remove banners that are not secured.
- The week for hanging a banner starts on Monday and ends on Sunday. You need to take down a banner on the final Sunday of your booking.
- We charge £64 when we have to remove a banner.
What you’ll need
You need a copy of organisation’s public liability insurance of at least £5 million to complete your application. The insurance should be valid for the whole period that the banner is hung at the site.