Christmas lights and other seasonal decorations are installed by local community forums. For 2021/22, forums that have been granted permission can install decorations from 22 November 2021 and must remove them by 9 January 2022. Requests for decorations should be submitted using the form below.
Installations over the highway
You must apply for temporary permission if you wish to install any object over a public highway.
- hanging baskets
- seasonal decorations – for example, Christmas lights
You do not need permission for installations on private property, unless any part of the installation hangs over a public road or footway.
How to apply
Please read our guide to applying before you submit your application.
Your application should be submitted online using the form below.
A deposit fee of £250 must be paid with your application – we will not process your application until we have received this deposit.
The deposit fee will be returned to you if your installation is removed by the date and time given in the confirmation letter that we will send if your application is approved. If you do not remove the installation by this date and time, we will arrange to remove it and dispose of it, and will charge you for the full costs incurred.