Persons who wish to use any facility of the National Conservation Commission (NCC), such as a park, beach or open recreational area, must apply for permission of use.
This reminder comes from management of the NCC, who said that individuals are required to submit an application for approval.
The application must be submitted at least three weeks prior to the date of the proposed activity, and should indicate the type of activity to be hosted, date and time of the activity, and the number of patrons expected.
Before the application is considered for approval, individuals must also submit relevant permits from the Royal Barbados Police Force for security services, if the activity will attract more than 200 patrons, or if it involves the playing of loud music.
Additionally, persons must also submit a licence for the public use of copyrighted music from the Copyright Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers Inc.
Application forms may be accessed here or collected from the NCC’s office at Codrington House, St. Michael.
Persons seeking permission to utilize the NCC’s facilities should note that there are fees associated with the use of selected facilities for the hosting of fund raising and commercial activities.
Fees are also payable for the use of space on which structures, such as stages, tents, bars, stalls and jumping tents, are to be erected. And, also for the use of electricity at identified facilities to facilitate the preparation of food items, etc. No electrical facilities are available at River Bay, St. Lucy, or Bath, St. John.
If the Commission determines that the activity requires more than the assigned number of personnel who are on duty during regular hours, such as security or caretakers at sites where washroom facilitates are located, a fee will be charged.