Decision details

Alice in Wonderland event at Bestwood Country Park – white rabbit trail

Reference: D1522

Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Environment Communities and Leisure

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To give permission for the Jolly Gardener to run a Alice in Wonderland trail in the woodland area adjacent to the Bestwood Lodge Hotel at Bestwood Country Park on 6th May from 12pm midday until 4pm. Set up from 9am and take down by 7pm.


That the Jolly Gardener to go ahead with their Halloween event as outlined on the above dates and times. Attendance, est. 1000.
This decision is dependent on correct insurance and signing a user licence agreement indemnifying Gedling Borough Council in the event of accident for any activities held on the recreation ground and to ensure the land is reinstated should any damage occur whilst accessing and exiting the site.

Reasons for the decision:

To encourage use of the Council’s Parks and Open Spaces

Alternative options considered:

Not to hold the event

Publication date: 08/04/2024

Date of decision: 08/04/2024