Hire of Banner site

The banner site located over the High Street between Pret A Manger and Vodafone is available for hire primarily for charitable or non-profit organisations.

All bookings are weekly from Monday to Monday. Requests for consecutive weeks will only be considered within 6 weeks of the proposed date. A second week can be provisionally booked depending on availability. If you would like to check the date you require is available, please contact the licensing team using the details below.

Bookings for 2018 will not be taken until 1st September 2017.

  • How to apply
    • The application must be accompanied by a fee of £38, payable to Winchester City Council. Bookings can be provisionally allocated for seven days. If the application form and payment have not been received within those seven days the booking will be cancelled.
    • There is an additional fee of £78 for the erection of the banner. This is to be paid at the time of the delivery of the banner to the Bar End depot, or no later than 1200 on the Friday before the booking date. Cheque or card payment acceptable - 01962 848 574.
    • Permission is only granted subject to Winchester City Council being indemnified against any claim in respect of injury, damage or loss arising out of the grant of permission. It is the responsibility of the hirer to obtain Public Liability Insurance to the value of £5 million and to produce such insurance to the Council if required.
    • No more than four slots can be booked for any one twelve month period, but the Council may allocate further dates if these are not taken by other hirers.
    • The Banner is to be constructed of suitably strong wind and weather resistant material preferably canvas based. The Banner shall be no larger than 4 metres wide by 1 metre tall. Adequate ropes should be attached at each corner (a minimum of 2.5 metres long) to affix the Banner.
    • Unless authorised in writing by the Council, the Banner must not comprise or contain commercial advertising (although the inclusion of the name or logo of a commercial sponsor is acceptable if this does not form a prominent part of the display).
    • Banners will be taken down on the Monday at the end of the hiring period and will be available for collection from the Special Maintenance depot, Bar End Road, Winchester SO23 9NP from that day, unless it is a bank holiday. They should be collected on the Monday of that week. Any Banner not collected within 5 working days of the hiring period will be destroyed.

    The address for the delivery and collection of the banner is:

    Special Maintenance Depot
    Bar End Road (former Serco depot)
    SO23 9NP

    For further information please contact the Licensing Department on 01962 848 238 or email licensing@winchester.gov.uk.

    Please send all applications to:

    Licensing Department
    Winchester City Council
    Colebrook Street
    SO23 9LJ

    Please make all cheques payable to Winchester City Council. Please note that payment for the erection of the banner and payment for the application must be paid separately.

    Application forms for the above are available to download on the right-hand-side. Please note that if you wish to fill the form in electronically, you can do this by downloading the Word documents. A signature is required for all applications. To fill the form in manually, please download the adobe versions.