Football pitches can be hired in two different ways:
on a seasonal basis; and
for one-off games.
Application forms and standard letters (which include all fees and charges for the forthcoming season) are sent out annually, usually at the end of May or alternatively apply on line. Please use the link on the right-hand side of this web page.
Two locations (Elms Playing Fields and Victoria Park) are managed by our Parks and Countryside Service and the remainder of outdoor grassed pitches are managed by various sports clubs under self-management agreements.
Application forms from either previous or new clients are to be returned by the last Friday in June.
Pitches are allocated in early July for each available time slot (Saturday am/pm and Sunday am/pm).
An acceptance form is sent out to each club indicating the 'Conditions of Hire', which must be signed by a representative of the club and returned to the Parks and Countryside service by the first Friday in August.
Fees - Season 2013
New charges to apply from the start of the new season in September.
One adult team playing at home on alternate weeks throughout the football season:
Hire of pitch only - £484 for the season Hire of pitch plus use of changing facilities - £643 for the season Hire of pitch plus use of changing facilities plus showers - £757.75 for the season
One junior team playing at home on alternate weeks throughout the football season (under 16 years of age at the commencement of the season) - 50% of adult rates for the season
One off or single bookings
Hire of pitch only, £50
Hire of pitch plus use of changing facilities plus showers (up to 3 hrs), £53.60
Hire for each additional hour, £13.50
How to book a self-managed pitch
For pitch hire and fees enquiries for sites run under self management agreements, please refer to the contacts listed on the football pitch locations web page.