GROUPS are being urged to offer new ideas and activities for parks in Maldon - including Promenade Park.

Maldon District Council is inviting companies and organisations to come forward with new activities, events and concession ideas for its parks and open spaces – including the much-loved Promenade Park.

A Maldon District Council spokesman said: “Applications open today and close on March, 6 with interested parties required to fill in an online form with the full details of their proposed activity.

"Applications are particularly welcome for events to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee weekend, sustainable or carbon neutral ideas and concessions that will provide employment for people in the Maldon District.

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“The council aims to provide an exciting calendar of events and concessions for 2022 which will engage and entertain visitors of all ages.

"A wide range of possibilities will be considered, including activities for children, al-fresco eating and drinking, and proposals to improve the health and wellbeing of adults, including older people.

“As well as the popular Promenade Park, affectionately known as The Prom, which can attract more than 30,000 visitors in a single weekend, applications are also invited for other council-owned open spaces, including Riverside Park in Burnham-on-Crouch, Oak Tree Meadow in Maldon and Elms Farm Park in Heybridge.”

Before applying interested parties should read the terms and conditions carefully.

A scoring matrix will be applied to each application to assess how proposals fit in with authority's priorities, with extra weight being given to projects that employ local residents or are based within the Maldon district.

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It hopes projects will:

  • Promote civic pride and maintain the District's environmental quality
  • Reduce impacts of waste disposal and pollution on the environment
  • Enable future economic investment and new jobs
  • Support existing local businesses
  • Enhance and promote the district’s visitor economy
  • Help to improve the physical and mental wellbeing of residents.

To read the full terms and conditions and put in an application for 2022 concessions, go to

For more information and questions about applying, email

All applications must be received by Sunday, March 6.