The Square is used as a venue for 100s of events each year. From charity fundraising to large scale community events there's is usually something happening.
If you are organising an event and would like to book the Square, please contact:
Museum Service Team
Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery
Telephone: 01743 256517
If you are planning to trade, collect money or fundraise for a charity, or distribute information or leaflets in the Square, it is possible that there are permissions you require before doing so. Before applying for any of the following licenses/permits you should first speak with the Square Administrator and book the use of the land. Licenses/permits will not be issued for the Square without evidence of permission to use the land for that purpose.
Please read the following information carefully to determine if there are any permissions you need to apply for:
If you are intending to hold a Street Collection i.e. collect money or sell articles for the benefit of charitable or other purposes, a Street Collection Permit will need to be obtained from the Licensing Team. Street Collection includes activities such as bucket collections and table top sales where goods are exchanged for a donation. There is no fee for a Street Collection application but permits are issued on a first come first served basis and only one collection per day will be permitted in the Square.
Further information and the application form can be found on the Council's website via the following link: https://shropshire.gov.uk/licensing/apply-for-a-licence-or-permit/street-collection-licence/
Street trading is the selling or exposing or offering for sale of any article (including a living thing) in a street. For the purposes of Street Trading, the Square is a licensed street and anybody wishing to trade in the Square, who is not part of an organised market, must apply to Shropshire Council's Licensing Team for a Street Trading Licence. Street Trading includes the sale of services; such as television or mobile phone services. There is a fee for issuing a Street Trading Licence. Further information and the application form can be found on the Council's website via the following link: http://shropshire.gov.uk/licensing/apply-for-a-licence-or-permit/street-trading-licence-from-april-2018/
If you are intending to sell lottery/raffle/tombola tickets in the Square you may require a Small Society Lottery Registration. There is a fee for issuing a Street Trading Licence. Further information and the application form can be found on the Council's website via the following link:https://shropshire.gov.uk/licensing/apply-for-a-licence-or-permit/small-society-lottery-registration/
If you are intending to distribute leaflets, flyers or other printed material in the Square you may require a Distribution of Free Printed Matter permit. There is an exemption to this for anyone distributing material for or on behalf of a charity, for political purposes or for the purposes of a religion or belief. There is a fee for issuing a Distribution of Free Printed Matter permit Further information and the application form can be found on the Council's website via the following link: https://shropshire.gov.uk/licensing/apply-for-a-licence-or-permit/small-society-lottery-registration/
If you intend to carry out more than one of the above activities at any one time you will require the appropriate licence/registration/permit for each of the activities.
If you intend to sell or give away food please contact Shropshire Council's Food Safety Team to discuss any further requirements on 0345 678 9000 or email: email@example.com
The Licensing Team, Public Health, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6ND
Tel: 0345 678 9026