Woking borough has been the chosen location for many TV shows, international films and music videos.
To apply to film within the borough, please consider the following before you submit an application.
- Location. Applications to film within Woking Borough should be directed to the organisation responsible for the requested location. See the next section for more information.
- Production details. In order to provide permission to film, we will need to know what you are filming, the proposed content and activities, details of the crew and cast including any child and celebrity actors, use of live animals, traffic management requirements and any parking and unit base requests.
- Documentation. We will only give permission to applicants who supply a copy of a valid public liability insurance certificate which is in excess of £5 million and a completed risk assessment of the proposed activities.
- Local impact. Each application will need to consider the impact to local services, residents, businesses, commuters and emergency accesses. If specific groups are likely to be affected by the filming, a stakeholder communications plan will be required before your application is approved.
Listed below are the locations and relevant organisation in which enquiries should be directed. If your chosen location is not listed below, please contact our marketing communications team who will endeavour to put you in touch with the relevant organisation or owner.
Woking town centre
Requests to undertake filming or promotional activities within the public areas of Woking town centre falls under the jurisdiction of two organisations.
- Woking Shopping manages bookings within the shopping centres (Peacocks and Wolsey Shopping Centres) and for Jubilee Square, Mercia Walk and Commercial Way.
Phone: 01483 741 000
- Woking Borough Council manages bookings for all other public areas within the town centre boundary.
Submit an application by completing the ‘ Apply to film on council managed land’ online form at the end of this page.
Filming requests on and/or next to the highway, outside of the Woking town centre boundary*, are managed by Surrey Film Office on behalf of Surrey County Council, which is responsible for the county's highways.
* For Woking requests relating to town centre highways, please check the Woking town centre boundary map.
If your request falls within the boundary, please contact us, Woking Borough Council, using the application form below.
Other public locations within the borough
|Woking Parks, other recreation grounds and country parks||Complete our filming request form|
|Goldsworth Park recreation ground||Complete our filming request form|
|Horsell Common||Contact Horsell Common Preservation Society|
|Basingstoke Canal||Contact the Basingstoke Canal Authority|
|Muslim Burial Ground and Peace Garden||Contact Horsell Common Preservation Society|
|Brookwood Cemetery||Complete our filming request form|
|Shah Jahan Mosque||Contact the Shah Jahan Mosque|
Depending on your proposed activities, you may need to apply for additional licenses or permissions, such as:
- parking bay suspension or yellow line dispensation
- Temporary Traffic Orders
- Temporary Event Notice or premises licence
- temporary street trading licence
- building control temporary structures licence
- highways licence for a temporary structure, hoarding, crane or cherry picker operation
- planning permission or advert consent
The officer assigned to your application will inform you of what will be required, potential costs and how to apply.
Applications to film on Woking Borough Council managed land are subject to fees, which:
- are undertaken by commercial companies and organisations
- require reserved parking spaces, on-street parking bay suspensions, traffic management and closed unit bases
- the closure of public areas.
Fees are determined on a case by case basis depending on the proposed activities and are reviewed and discussed once an application has been submitted.
Charges will be requested for service and facility closures, the need to procure any additional services and/or equipment and the administration time required to organise.
Subject to the proposed activities, non-commercial companies, such as community groups, students and charities, may not be subject to filming fees.
Applications must be submitted, as a minimum, three working days before the proposed filming dates.
Filming requests with longer term filming and production requirements should apply within a minimum of four working weeks of the proposed activity dates.
For more information, please contact the marketing communications team.
Phone: 01483 755 855