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Running an event in Letchworth Town Centre

Running an event
in Letchworth Town Centre

Running a successful event or exhibition in Letchworth Garden City Town Centre couldn’t be easier. This short guide covers everything you need to know to organise, promote and run your event. If you would like to bring an event to the Town Centre after reading this guide, please get in touch and we’ll be happy to help.

Locations

Letchworth Garden City Town Centre has a variety of locations to suit every need. Leys Square and Garden Square Shopping Centre are fantastic for street theatre, markets, exhibitions, and fundraising and information stalls. Surrounded by national and independent retailers, both are popular with shoppers and visitors alike. Access to power can be arranged.

Broadway Gardens and Howard Gardens are open green spaces perfect for open air musical events and themed days. Broadway Walk between Morrisons and Arena Parade offers a long, wide space perfect for open air markets, stalls etc. The Wynd with its boutique shops and play area has car parking on the doorstep.

The Arcade is the only covered location in the town centre and lends itself well to busking and activities that are more weather-sensitive. Eastcheap is a busy street ideal for gathering names for petitions, or for charity collections. Finally, the square outside Morrisons supermarket is a versatile space great for acoustic musical events, street theatre, information stands and fundraising.

Permissions

We want to make it simple for you to put on your event. By helping you and offering our support at all stages with legal nitty gritty such as permissions, licensing applications and risk assessments we can ensure your event is safe, well organised and crucially, legal.

Promotion

Getting the word out about your event is essential. We can help generate publicity by promoting your event online via our web site, Facebook and Twitter, distributing and displaying posters in the town centre, and talking about your event in our weekly Comet newspaper column. If you need a hand drafting a press release, organising a photographer, or looking for ideas to boost your event marketing please contact us.

Next steps

Get in touch with us to arrange a site visit and discuss your options. We can talk through your ideas and help make them a reality. If you know what you want to do fill in our online form at www.shopletchworth.com/getinvolved, send an e-mail to events@loveletchworth.com or contact us on 01462 486999.

Other useful information

Gov.uk has some useful information for those wishing to run voluntary and community events. You can find it here