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Business Opportunities

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As businesses reopen and customers return to our high streets, we need to imagine new, safer ways to serve them and provide space for people to get together. Maldon District Council is keen to support our local businesses to evolve their offer, through ideas such as outside retail space, encouraging active travel and outside dining in car parks and open spaces.

The Business and Planning Bill 2020 provides a cheaper, easier and quicker way for businesses to apply for a Pavement Licence. Local businesses are encouraged read the Governments Guidance: pavement licences and to apply with full details of their plans.

All applicants must display a completed Pavement Licence Site Notice so it is easily visible and legible on their premises.

All applications will be considered in line with best practice and guidance, but the safety and free flow of pedestrians must be prioritised.

Business may also want to apply to the Council for the use of hire our Council owned public space, such as District Parks, to make an application go to our application form.Lets keep it local

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Each year hundreds of thousands of visitors and tourists choose to spend their time in the Maldon District which creates significant opportunities for new and existing businesses.

The Council owned District parks and public spaces see thousands of visitors every day and we are looking for new and exciting events, family activities and concessions.

To see the latest tender opportunities go to Contacts Finder or register as a supplier with Delta eSourcing for free.

We are always interested to receive expressions of interest for concessions or events for our Parks and Open Spaces contact us at

Do you run a mobile rock-climbing wall, tag archery, ice cream stalls or juice bar?  Are you a comic, musician or family entertainer?
Do you want to reach thousands of new customers?  We would love to hear from you.

Opportunities exist across various District parks and open spaces.

Promenade Park, Maldon Riverside park boc Hythe Quay, Maldon
Promenade Park, Maldon Riverside Park, Burnham-on-Crouch All other District parks and open spaces

One of the regions premier and most loved venues, known for hosting the world-famous Maldon Mud Race, Classic Car Shows and the Smoke and Fire Festival.

The Park can attract over 30,000 visitors in single weekend and offers a range of free and paid attractions.

Concessions are available from just £37 per day off peak.

This large and much-loved park has great views over the river and links to the picturesque town of Burnham-on-Crouch.

Known for its sailing heritage and with a direct train link to London and ferry to RSPB’s Wallasea island; the Park has great potential and facilities for all the family.


Hythe Quay - The gateway to Maldon for well over a thousand years and home of the iconic Thames Sailing Barges.

Oak Tree Meadow & Elms Farm Park - Popular play area, meadows and lakes on the banks of the Blackwater Canal and near Tesco in Maldon.

Over 20 other parks and open spaces throughout the District.



Charges per day vary depending on the type of business and activity on offer. For more information contact us or see our Fees & Charges 2020/21

All operators must comply with the Council’s Terms and Conditions and contracts will only be issued to concessions whose activities are in keeping with the nature of the area and provide a quality offer to visitor.  The Council reserves the right to refuse any operator.  You can contact us using our use or hire of public open space application form